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For nearly five years, I’ve worked in clinical research in the division of oncology at a leading research institution in the United States, interacting chiefly with lung cancer patients in an outpatient setting. Working as a clinical research coordinator with people who have a terminal diagnosis is extremely difficult, but I am proud to be a helper.

Like many people, I have a history of depression (and, more recently, anxiety). Last month, I visited the ER twice due to a significant mental health episode.

In light of this, I have been reflecting on my experience as both a support person…

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