Now that the week has drawn to a close I can take the time to talk about one of my other passions:my work.
I know that the passion you usually read on this site about my love of life, my love of CJ, and how all of that is expressed.
Now for something completely different.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this past week I went to retreat for work. I work on a assertive community treatment team. Without getting into the whole model, basically what we do is mobile mental health treatment, working as a team. We treat people out in the community because they haven't responded to traditional treatments, like coming to a doctor's office for an appointment or going to a pharmacy to get medication.
The people I work with and the company I work for includes some of the best people I've ever met.
During this retreat we not only learned about how to serve our clients (what we call our patients) better, but learned more about one another. We are a very diverse crowd, coming from any nations around the world, men and women, young and old, from many different backgrounds, but all on the same path, that is to help people with our expertise and love.
As stressful as it all is, it's become a passion of mine. We help people who are severely mental ill (that is to say psychotic), along with being any of the following: homeless, HIV positive, substance abusers, just to name a few of the stressors.
And you know what folks? In spite of all the bad news that you hear most every evening on the news, the stuff we do is working, there are many success stories in my business.
Stay decent and respectful to each other and it's amazing how you can become the change you want to see in the world.