I was thinking as I was doing some chores, and actually I don’t think enough credit goes out to the mental health professionals who do their job well. We all go on about the stigma of mental health, and we all go on about how the general public turn away as they do not want to know or learn because of various reasons. If we have to fight for public awareness and attention for mental health, then there is even more reason to praise the medical professionals involved in the care of people who do their job well.
We have to fight against the wrong people in the job and yes it does have bad consequences for the patients, but we don’t think enough either of the impact it can have on the staff who are desperately trying to do a good job, as it must leave many of them frustrated as well. Although I have also seen in some cases where some prefer to turn a blind eye because it is a work mate and the in-group comes into play, where they will protect them simply because they are staff.
However this should not deter us from praising and appreciating the work done by the professionals, who are professional and work hard to care about people, they should not be forgotten as everyone talks about the mental health care system needing to move forward and change, yet we must remember there are some hard working decent people out there whose care and support are heavily relied upon.