Well I have put in two full weeks at my new job and so far so good. Each person that is in need of services has a different story and has different ways of coping. The human psyche is incredible. The thing I am amazed at is people's resiliancy despite some horrific circumstances.
I had one client say "I don't want to die, but I don't want to live" and she asked if that made sense. In some ways it makes perfect sense, but is paradoxical at the same time. How does life get so overwhelming that one cannot deal with the reality of it anymore. The thing about it is it is not ever all one person's fault. It is the acumulation of sin from the time of Eden that adds up to the experiences of people today. You want so much to snap your fingers and make it all better, but it took so much to get to this point how are we going to turn the tide to make it better.
Got a client, got to go!