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Fri, Jan 4, 2019 6:44pm

Commentary: When Loneliness Is An Emergency

By Sarah Mensink, @samensink

Commentary: When Loneliness Is An Emergency

An emergency physician on what happens when a patient's anguish exceeds his capacity to help. (Brandon Holmes/Unsplash)

Editor's note: A slightly different version of this piece was originally posted in Vital, a health humanities magazine

 

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