The first Friday in June (7 June 2019) marks the third #CrazySocks4Docs day which is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world.
The day first started when cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood had no choice but to wear odd coloured socks to work after his new puppy had terrorised his sock drawer. Expecting a normal shift, he was shocked to hear wearing the socks had caused colleagues to talk behind his back with concerns he had slipped into another bad bout of depression.
Not satisfied with how the conversation around mental health was being treated like this, he made Crazy Socks 4 Docs a thing to combat the stigma and let it be known that it’s OK for health professionals to not be OK.
Want to get involved? Here’s 3 easy steps: