Treatment centers. I get to know the people around me in treatment. Most of my stays have at least been 20 days if not longer. I get to know the people that are there and often keep up with them through social media.
It is great to see when they graduate from college, master a skill, get a new pet. Have a baby. The list can go on for a long time. Sometime it can be motivating when I am having a hard time.
Today, the news that I learned was not so great. Someone that was a smart, funny, friendly, and creative individual lost her battle. It is hard to see this and to know the potential that she did not know that she had. We are all fighting a battle. I wish that mental illnesses could get more than one day for a walk or a quiet share. They are a daily struggle.