…and not nearly enough about violence TO them. In years of work I haven’t been attacked even once. But I know several colleagues who’ve been attacked by—wait for it—patient relatives. Why are we so focused on the wrong end?
A man in his prime, had his life overtaken by mental illness before taking it himself. This story from The Punch Nigeria is grim and tragic and a reminder of how much work remains for mental health awareness in Nigeria.
It’s for your own good, especially if medication is part of your care. I see this too often, and it’s heartbreaking and a bad idea. And stopping because you’re doing great reveals a common misconception about how mental healthcare works.