Putting A Face On Mental Illness: A Personal Story - page 2

I was just a baby when my mother's little brother, Bob, tried to take his own life. He was 18. My grandpa was the one who found him, lying unconscious in a haze of exhaust and carbon monoxide. He... Read More

  1. by   sleepyRN2
    "All of a sudden, the answer was clear. They did not judge him. They accepted him for who he was. No high expectations, no disapproval. They just let Bob be Bob." [emphasis added] You have hit the mark, and because of what you've exactly gone through---I believe that you'll turn out a very remarkable nurse.
    Last edit by sleepyRN2 on Mar 30, '08
  2. by   cmmg
    I am so moved. Here I am crying like a baby because I can relate on a personal family level. I try everyday to understand and treat everyone with kindness because you never know what people are going through.
  3. by   Marysjrfan
    I have an Associate's in Social Work, and the courses that impacted me the most were the ones dealing with mental illness. Society tends to judge these people because of their problems. My father was bipolar, so I lived with it. Simple acceptanbce and undertanding does so much good.