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Why don't we take better care of our health professionals?

It is no secret that the mental health of those in the health professions is alarmingly low. Many doctors struggle with mental illness, including depression, addiction, and suicidal ideation. 534 more words

Mental Health

5th Chemo session

Today has been a very long day and its going to be a long night am tired already each time seems to get harder.

We had a relatively early appointment arriving at the hospital for 11am, we barely spoke on the way in this is usual as we my husband is always stressed out on appointment days for obvious reasons. 849 more words


Suicide by plane extremely rare but ‘suck it up’ culture exists among pilots over mental health

The deliberate crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has turned attention to the unsettling and rare phenomenon of “aircraft-assisted pilot suicide.”

Even though commercial airline pilots undergo psychological testing, aviation experts acknowledge those who are depressed or suicidal may be difficult to detect. 858 more words


Part 3: Washing Away

On March 15, 2015, a group of Roanoke runners, got together for an annual race. It landed directly on a day holding great significance for me. 895 more words

Healthy Living

Germanwings - Hysterical Responses To The Inevitable

What a sad incident, be it suicide by plane or something else. The loss of 150 people on a holiday flight is appalling and senseless, especially when it seems the reason is so, well, indescribable. 450 more words


no word for what happened in the alps

The news that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz might have crashed deliberately into the Alps, killing 150 people, has left officials and everyone else at a loss for words. 332 more words



I painted this one night in the midst of my engagement to my now husband. An engagement which was a special kind of hell in the hells I have endured in my life. 236 more words