Dr Kieran's Story
Psychiatrist, Kieran, began his medical training keen to combine his love of academia with his love of caring. However, as he did his rounds of the wards alongside bullying bosses, determined to make him feel foolish, anxiety and depression set in. He often ended his shifts, sitting in his car and sobbing.
Although he was in the medical profession to help others, Dr Kieran didn’t feel he could ask for help himself and eventually became so depressed, he tried to end his life.
Fortunately for everyone - especially the patients he treats today - he didn’t succeed and instead uses what he has learned on his journey to provide empathetic care and advice to others. Here, he gifts us with the strategies and techniques he uses to manage his depression.