Today, I feel I will lose yet another key person in my life. Finding myself at a doctor’s appointment, which was for me, it was me giving advice and encouragement to the doctor. Thankfully, he confided in me, knowing of my own counseling experience but also that I can be trusted and that I care and will pray.
It took a lot of guts to remove the mask and for him to express his own depression, etc. Perhap he will step aside for a bit to benefit his own self-care, as my counselor is doing.
While I do not know for certain that is her issue, odds are it is, depression and burnout.
Day in and day out of hearing other people complain and definitely confide in them of things that we would probably not handle well, no matter how much education and training, it takes a toll. It has to.
Years ago, I had a doctor for many years commit suicide. While he was not the friendliest doctor, I trusted him. His death knocked me off my rocker for a bit. Questioning myself, perhaps if I would have been more thankful or made him laugh or even shared God with him, of which I regret, he’d still be my doctor.
Today, I did not fail to share God’s Love with my doctor.
Again, we never know what the next person around us, at any given moment, is going through, whether it is depression, burnout, etc. Just because they have a degree, they are not exempt of having issues and wearing a mask appearing all is well.
They, too, need the Love of God and to know that their patients/clients are praying for them.