July 18, 2005

I have made friends with another student with mental illness.

I keep bumping into this neurology student M. He knows my wife from their mutual assertive community team. We have talked about a number of things especially studying part time to reduce stress. Tonight when we met at the train stop he asked me to speak to a women he knows who has schizo-effective disorder. He was saying that she doesn't listen to his suggestions for regular sleep and good food. I told him he might actually advise her less and this might work better. I am not for heavy handed treatment and believe you can't change someone over night. Just like good food and regular sleep take time to show improvements in health, which he said. I think he understood my point. I feel we should let up on the advise sometimes and liberate people from oppressive health regimes.

Posted by petert at July 18, 2005 11:57 PM


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