Every year, physicians die by suicide in numbers equivalent to the size of a medical school. The machismo of the medical community and fear of professional repercussions keep many physicians from reporting bouts of depression. Having dealt with this first-hand during her career, Dr. Delicia Haynes is all too familiar with its devastating effects. After learning of the death of a second year medical student, Dr. Haynes could no longer be silent on the topic of depression and suicide.
Poised to shed light on this deadly issue plaguing her colleagues and her profession, Dr. Haynes has written The Dawn: A Med Student’s Roadmap to Finding a Light in Their Darkest Hour, which not only encourages physicians to seek professional help, but also walks readers through the signs and symptoms of depression, and describes an integrative approach to treatment. This book will prove an invaluable tool for physicians the world over.