So many people have reached out to me, or shared my story about life in pharmacy school. Words cannot describe how wonderful I feel. I really hope that my story inspired pharmacy students and new pharmacists, as well as those practicing for a while, to speak up about the trials and tribulations that they are going through. And if needed, seek help.
Mental health is still a strong social stigma in today’s society, especially in the healthcare field. We always have to do more, with less. It is very easy to get overwhelmed, and feel like you’re drowning. I didn’t get the help I needed while in pharmacy school, and it is tough for friends and family to fully understand what depression is like, unless they have gone through it themselves. But, just reaching out to someone will guide anyone who needs help to the person that CAN help them.
I am available to share more of my story, and give guidance if I can. Until then, I will keep encouraging everyone to share their stories with me.
Thank you again.