My involvement with mental health advocacy came as a desire to be of service, not only as a clinical pharmacist but also as someone who suffered a very profound loss. Ten years ago, I lost my husband to brain cancer. We had two little girls, aged 3 and 5 years at the time. My world turned upside down, I hit rock bottom. I went through many stages of grief, including depression. I approached my journey with the help of both Western and Eastern medicine and, truthfully, I am still trekking. But after a lot of hard work and learning to deal with societal stigma, I realized my story could help others. So, in 2018, I began working as a public speaker around mental health and am currently integrating this work into my day job as a community pharmacist.

This is my column…

Monica Krishnan, PharmD

Monica Krishnan, PharmD

 

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021