Friday, April 27, 2007

Sometimes we teach people to 'bound'

So often I see the bewildered look on people's faces. Its the look of ' I've just been plucked from my happy world and made vulnerable - now everyone is laughing at me' See the video clip:

People come in to the hospital, get medicated, labeled with a disorder and 'dumped' back in their communities. The term 'dumped' is a strong word... it is not always the case that people get left to fend for themselves, there are many health professionals and community members who ensure that this does not happen. But sometimes it does!
Part of our jobs as health professionals is to help people recognise their strengths and abilities. And to let other people recognise this.
As someone once said, " we are all on a ledge, we don't know what will tip us" but I certainly hope that everyone encounters someone who will help them get back on their feet.

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