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This Medical Student Turned Her Depression Into A Movement

This Medical Student Turned Her Depression Into A Movement

One night when Rahael Gupta was a second-year medical school student at the University of Michigan, she suddenly felt compelled to throw herself into oncoming traffic.

Gupta was slipping into depression. She had fallen behind in her coursework, and studying for weekly exams had come at a cost of sleep, exercise and time with friends.

“I had really lost touch with the things that were the most important to me, the things I valued the most about myself,” Gupta said.