Recently I have been working on the mental health units in a hospital as part of my chaplain residency. I was given the assignment of the mental health unit. It would never be a unit in a hospital that I would choose. If I had to be honest, it was downright scary and overwhelming to be with people with mental illness. I was so scared of mental illness that, out of choice, I would avoid people with mental health problems at all cost, or would be pleasantly nice on the outside with no sense of being a Christ presence to them.
|S. Trish Dick, OSB also does dog-sledding|
retreats for our college