Stigma within the healthcare profession is an undeniable reality. Healthcare has a long way to go before we give people with mental illness the kindness and compassion they deserve.
Today my son stood up for what was right.
Today my son spoke for someone without a voice.
Today my son stood up and told a bully to back off.
Today my son had the courage to face his peers and condemn racism.
Today my son spoke for a kid unable to speak to protect himself.
Today my son spoke out for decency.
Today my son stood for integrity.
Today my son embodied what we've teaching him all along.
I have never been so proud.
Today my son stood up.
The dam is cracked and leaking. The results of these cracks: Rising healthcare and criminal justice costs due to caring for people with advanced illness, homelessness, broken families, increasing severity of disease, broken lives.
Return to a simple, straightforward lifestyle. Turn off technology and head down to the park for a walk. Back away form the flurry of peer interactions, and spend time with family instead. Turn off the TV and the smart phone, and just hang out in the house, play a board game or read a book. Get back to basics for a while.