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Doctors are often called “heroes” — a surprisingly uncomfortable label. Physicians are already tired of being held to a higher standard than the average person; raising the pedestal is problematic. While doctors are compassionate individuals who care about bettering lives and curing illnesses, we are also human. At the end of a standard workday, we would like to live normal lives. Unfortunately, the hours are longer, and we are never permitted to “turn off” being a doctor, with dire consequences:

Approximately one doctor dies by suicide every day in the United States — the highest suicide…

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