Somedays… You are Human, too…

Sometimes working in addiction or behavioral health is a struggle in itself. Your job is to help, uplift, guide, role model, praise, support! But somedays…. you are also… human!

I often hear how life is hard…

How people can’t get up or function…

How the system is designed to make them fail…

How lifes not fair!

How they just don’t have the money for medication…

How they just don’t have time to work…

Or time to attend meetings….

*yet, we all have 24 hours in each day*

Ect….

And for the most part….

I understand….

I see the struggle within them…

I see the need…

I see the lack of coping skills…

I see the pain…

I see the trauma…

I see the hurt!

I see the Addiction!

I see the Mental illness…

I see the disease!

But there are times….

I am human…

I want to scream…

Who do you think pays my bills?

Who do you think pays for my daughters medicine when a prior auth is needed?

Hello… we go without until the auth can be done! *just like everyone else!*

I want to scream…. so sorry you had to wait 30 mintues today…. while I take no lunch, & stay till 8pm…

*dont mind my 12 hour day, so i make sure your needs are meet*

I want to say… Giving up…

That’s the easy part!

Try getting back up each day….

Try looking beyond your bubble…

Beyond your pain…

Try…

Just try!

Other days…

I am proud…

Proud to see each client come to their appointments!

*no matter how late *

Because I know what effort it took for them to get there!

I rush to get the paperwork done so their authorization goes through…

Because… i know they need their medicine…

I praise them for just showing up!

Remind them to not focus on the relapse…

Remind them…

This is a disease!

A life long battle…

That isn’t won in a day!

I love my job…

But somedays…

I need them to remember…

I am human… too!

#goodreminder #alanon #sfami #recovery #awareness #mindfulness #lettinggo #givingittogod #findingmypeace #faith #hope #mentalhealthawareness #addiction #ittakesavillage #compassion

Sometimes I have compassion & empathy in abundance…. Some days… the excuses, the reasons people give up are too much… Those days, I want to shout! Its just another hurdle life is giving you… But… Guess what!
Life also gives us all those hurdles! We each have to overcome…. You’re not as alone as you feel! We all struggle! But we all don’t get to just give up…

Tomorrow… you get to fight for another day!
#thestruggleisreal

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