Whether in water or in life, drowning people, even if they love you tremendously, can and will drag you down with them. They are dying. Your job, your goal, your DUTY, is to help them, without endangering or sacrificing yourself.
Become a lifeguard: know dangerous areas and dangerous situations in and around you and your life; keep your head on a swivel, always be on the lookout for trouble; practice and refine your rescue techniques; watch out for each other; know where help resides and who to ask for help. Finally, and most importantly, ASK FOR HELP early and often.
Charles Tadros, M.D.
December 5, 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri