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This will not be another article on wellness, but rather about the reality of the effects of lack of wellness. This article is about depression and suicide as the end of the road. This is my personal point-of-view and is not research based. In the past eight months, tragedy has struck all around me. On August 18, 2017, one of my attendings, who was never late to a shift, was found dead by me when he did not show up to work. It was discovered that his death at age 55 was related to his chronic alcoholism. On November 20th, a friend, mentor, and leader in EM education was murdered in his home at age 62. On April 20th, a dear friend and world famous musician took his own life at age 28. On May 25th, an acquaintance working in the nightlife/hospitality took his own life at age 55. Why? How? But most important, could any of these have been prevented? Could I have done anything more?
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