Article written by a third-year medical student in Poland about the support provided by medical educators to learners to try and reduce the impact of mental ill-health and prevent suicide.
I live in Poland, a country in which the youngest child who committed suicide was 7 years old. She jumped out of the window. In 2016 9861 self-destructive events took place and 55% of them finalised with death. It is a land in which in 2017 more people died as a result of suicide than car accidents. I personally know one person who died in a car accident and four people who decided to take their lives. Last piece of news about suicide in my local newspaper was from two months ago. The numbers are, as always, cruel.....