Pay no attention to the “sharing” part. I saw this on fb and felt the need to post here…
I live with more than one invisible illness, and treat folks with invisible illnesses daily. It is hard to explain, so much so that most days I find it easier to try to hide than to attempt an explanation.
Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.
Jesus called somebody an ass once because they where being rude to a crippled little old lady if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit then get out of my face.
Pretty sure that Jesus was also the first person to say, “don’t be a dick.”
You are another of my followers who work in the mental health industry. As you are well aware, there is a stigma to mental illness, and when people like yourself offer everything you have to help those who literally cannot help themselves, I am in awe. My uncle suffered from schizophrenia and was in a state run institution that was basically a warehouse to store those who society found undesirable. I wish people like you and judyschu where around back then; maybe he would have had a chance. You’re aces, kid! *fans a deck of cards at you*
Reblogging because I needed this. I’ve been sinking in politics and bureaucracy lately and….
(I wrote several things after the “and…” But nothing seemed right. Having trouble with the feels lately)
So I’m being transferred to another county.
We merged with (read: were taken over by) a larger mental health agency. They have come in and are making sweeping changes, and prior to the merger we were told changes wouldn’t happen for at least six months.
At any rate, my new superiors walked into my office last Tuesday and told me that as of Oct 1 I would leave my team to someone else and move to their main office. We told them an hour ago, and no one has looked happy since.
I am not a fan of this new parent company, nor of the culture of their offices. And I’m being ripped away from my clients and my coworkers and plopped into their world. They are VERY top-down, while my (former) agency is run more democratically/laterally, with of course final decisions being made by executive leadership.
I’m upset and nervous, but at the same time, a little excited. I’m moving from a big fish in a small pond to a little fish in a big pond, which I have to admit does irk me a little. And I’m getting a raise and a floor-to-ceiling window.
Shut up Chris Collinsworth!!
I can’t even enjoy my Saints! Ugh!