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The weight loss / self improvement elevator is out of order!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I have been involved with getting my good friend and former boss to go into a psyche hospital to get his anxiety and depression under better control. It was a process to get him to go voluntarily! He was stubborn, but hurting pretty bad at the same time.

I went to visit him which I had promised to do. I saw this poster "The self imporvement elevator is out of order, sorry, you must take the steps one at a time!

My guy who is an ex boss of mine will be bouncing back. He has gone through this before! Not fun, not easy, but worth the journey and there are no productive detours! He really has no family in the neighborhood, since he was an only child, and his parents are dead.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    You're a good friend! God bless you and your friend. Hopefully he will find what he needs and recover. That is a very dismal place to be and hard to get out of. Take care.

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ETLNOW 7/15/2013 7:25PM

    You are a very good friend. Be sure to take care of yourself too!

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DR1939 7/15/2013 9:41AM

    I had a similar problem with my clinical psych person. I'm a social psychologist and this is not my area of expertise but I did some basic handholding and troubleshooting for him while the meds began to work again.

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MAVERICKDR 7/15/2013 8:30AM

    Proud of you. Compassion is in order.

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BARB4HEALTH 7/15/2013 7:41AM

    Thanks for your caring and sharing your time with someone in need!


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MIMO11 7/15/2013 7:22AM

    That's very good of you. Everyone needs an anchor, and you are giving so much by being his. emoticon

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JOE14250 7/15/2013 7:19AM

    He is one of the most generous people I know. He has a lot of support, but is reluctant to reach out to them and let them know about the depression he is in now.
Stigma is real for those who struggle and makes them isolated and struggle alone way too often.

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CASEYSAUER 7/15/2013 6:48AM

    WOW! I worked in the mental health field for over 20 years! How fortunate for everyone that your friend has you to help him through this roller coaster of emotions! You're right, he will bounce back because of your kindness and caring!

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