When students are genuinely listened to and understood, and their proposed solutions to problems are taken seriously, real change can happen in university faculties.
Many medical disciplines have started encouraging their students to embrace lessons from the arts and humanities. Physiotherapy is lagging behind.
About two-thirds of Australian medical students come from affluent backgrounds. Only one in ten from low socioeconomic status backgrounds.
Today's medical students are tomorrow's doctors, and they need to understand public health to better help their patients.
Unless we can create safe space to seek help without fear of reprisal, nothing is going to change. It is with this goal in mind that I decided to share my story.
Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.