Last Updated on October 10, 2023, 4:09 am
Dr. Tom Mulholland, a ‘Hero’ physician and Kiwi campaigner for physical and mental health, died suddenly.
Dr. Tom Mulholland, a renowned New Zealand physician and mental health advocate, died unexpectedly over the weekend. Dr. Mulholland was fondly called Dr. Tom and has helped thousands of people worldwide and in New Zealand for over 30 years.
The details of his death have not been made public. However, his sudden, untimely passing has raised suspicion and has been referred to the coroner (an official investigating violent, sudden, or suspicious deaths).
His death was confirmed by his son, Tommy Mulholland, in a post on social media. He paid tribute to his late father and said that he has always considered himself one of the luckiest people on earth, and his father was one of the biggest reasons why. He said that a memorial service in Wellington will be confirmed shortly.
Who was Dr. Tom Mulholland?
Dr. Tom Mulholland has been an Emergency Department Doctor and General Physician for over 25 years, and he has worked at Auckland Hospital, rural New Zealand towns, the Chatham Islands, and worked in Artic, Antarctic, and Indo-Pacific as Ship Doctor and expedition leader.
According to his website, he left school in 1979 and became a forester. After he found his calling in helping people, he completed a first-class honors degree in molecular genetics at the University of Canterbury. 1989, he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Otago.
He has been an advocate for physical and mental health. To reach out to millions and share his invaluable insights, he has hosted his own TV and radio shows, written best-selling books, ‘Healthy Thinking- How to Turn Life’s Lemons into Lemonade’ and ‘The Power of Healthy Thinking- To Change your Attitude and Your Life.’
He was an honorary lecturer of Psychological Medicine at Auckland Clinical School. He was also the founder of Healthy Thinking Institute and the wellbeing App ‘Know Your Numbers Dashboard (KYND) developer. For the past eight years, he has been touring around New Zealand, testing thousands of people in the back of his old Chevy ambulance that his team has transformed into a pop-up medical clinic.
His death has cast a somber cloud over New Zealand’s health and wellness community. His fans and followers have shown an outpouring of support for his family and friends. His colleagues and friends have paid tributes and expressed their grief over losing a celebrity physician. His tireless work had saved thousands of lives. He is called a ‘Hero’ and an individual with a ‘huge heart.’ All those who had the privilege to know him will deeply feel his absence.
We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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