Catharsis expressed in a pen, it was a tool to get through the hard times, even medical school.
Decades of anhedonic remission soothes the writer’s soul.
Perduring core muscles sing hallelujah to a once despondent hole.
Seasons of academic debacle rummage for serotonergic boost.
Providential intervention reveals the antidote for parched roots.
Periods of deflated ego lament authentic loss.
Hospitable hands offer a resurgence during a wilderness inundated with wistful moss.
Times of poetic creativity deliver an affordable prescription for the 1 in 5.
A divine gift provides the mollifying balm for the author to thrive.
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Dr Clark is clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville and medical director & division chief for Adult Inpatient and Consult-Liaison Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Prisma Health-Upstate. He currently serves on the APA Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry as well as the Diversity & Inclusion Section Editor and Advisory Board member for Psychiatric TimesTM.