This note from Jason Kander really hit home. Though I have not served in the military I understand the stigma & bias surrounding PTSD.
Why is it the only time we can bring ourselves to talk about mental health issues out in the open is after a celebrity suicide?
I’ve had a few instances now where I’ve really lost patience with healthcare staff as of late. As have other friends with their situations. It’s a growing trend that needs to be addressed. Some of these support staff are anything but.
One of my volunteer friends died a few days ago. A few mutual friends & I were talking not just about memories but also some really raw & visceral reactions from others in regards to our friend’s death being made public.
I don’t mean to alarm anyone with sharing this. But it is a concern that sometimes can or might happen to transplant patients or those in the hospital who need for surgical or other reasons to spend time in the ICU.
It’s also good for professionals to be aware of this too, so they can watch for signs to minimize the potential impact it may have on someone they love/care for.
I won’t discuss politics here because quite honestly I can’t stand the trolling this cycle. I don’t want trolls of any ilk invading my blog.
I thought the last two cycles were bad, but it seemingly gets worse & worse.
Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing some of Erin Gilmer’s work from her blog.
Just so I have a few posts ahead of time in the summer months in case I get that transplant call.
But I would have ended up sharing this one at some point regardless. Because it’s an important subject to discuss.