From Asthma to Suicidal Thoughts?

A healthy, stable woman with asthma suddenly finds herself considering suicide despite landing a dream job in a city she loves. What went wrong?

Sandra slid the heavy window open. Smog and car exhaust wafted into her high-rise apartment. The sounds of the city on this Sunday afternoon were jarring and loud — the rumble of a subway train, a car honking, bus brakes squealing. In her bare feet, the 28-year-old woman climbed up and eased herself onto the window ledge, her legs dangling. The experience was vivid: the cityscape all around her, the wind blowing her hair into her eyes, the building’s rough concrete scratching at her ...

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