Doctors' mental health in the spotlight for World Family Doctor Day

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As family doctors across the world celebrate World Family Doctor Day today, May 19, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) is reminding members of the importance of looking after their own health.

The theme of this year’s event is depression and WONCA member organisations will hold a number of events today aimed at raising awareness around mental health concerns. WONCA President, Amanda Howe said we all need to make the public aware that depression is an important and common problem, where people deserve help, and that this need is nothing to be ashamed of.

Howe said there is also a need to ...