Friday, July 7, 2017
I certainly have complaints about our mental health system, but today I forgot to notice when one of the psychiatrists I work with said, "WE WORK WITH THE PEOPLE NO ONE WANTS." That knocked me over. I've never put it quite that way before. It can be difficult to make work an "I want you to thrive" sincerity while navigating through a system that forgets what it is that happens on the front lines. And many on the front lines compromise their own ethics as well. For those of us in the mental health field, remember why the people we serve are often unwanted. For those of you outside of it, know that there's plenty to want.