Things Are Changing in Med Schools

I have just read the email sent to me from a medical student from where Kaitlyn attended medical school, Wake Forest School of Medicine. This young woman was not in the same class as Kaitlyn but she said she and the whole school were deeply affected by her suicide. She went on to say that the changes that were put into place, and continue to be put in place, makes seeking and acquiring help for depression, other mental illnesses, stress and anxiety for the students so much easier to attain. She knows this firsthand as she has now received this help herself and had a very positive experience. This young woman’s email moved me so deeply and it helps my heart so much to know that such changes for the better are being made. I wish my daughter could have been helped, would have sought help, but she didn’t. But I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she would be happy these changes are being made and I know she is smiling. She helped others with their depression when she was alive by simply listening to them. Unfortunately, she was silent about her own. I know she would be happy about continuing to be able to help now.

http://www.wakehealth.edu/Oasis/Remembering-Kaitlyn-Elkins.htm

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About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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4 Responses to Things Are Changing in Med Schools

  1. Uncle Spike says:

    That’s a good write up, and in the place where it may do some good too.

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  2. gatito2 says:

    Yes it was and I hope so.

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  3. Ray's Mom says:

    It is late for your daughter but hopeful there will be a benefit for other students. Several of my family have attended Wake Forest for different career paths, we are thankful for your work to expose and assist students who suffer from depression. God bless you and your family.

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  4. gatito2 says:

    Thank you so very much. I hope this book does help.

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