March 29, 2015 When a Helper Needs Helping By howardgoldenberg ¶ Posted in Howard in the Media, Howard's published work, Life, Medical ¶ Tagged anxiety, death, Depression, drinking, Flying Doctors, grief, paramedic, police, suicide ¶ 8 Comments I wrote this piece about Lucy, a paramedic, that appears in today’s The Sunday Age newspaper. Share this:PrintEmailTweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
Beautifully written, Howard. I hope it wakes people up to the needs of the helpers that we all depend on. It was stories in the paper, such as the one Lucy experienced, where someone essentially good, does something disastrous, that led me to write Border Line.
You motivate me all the more to get to that book
When I do, you will hear from me
What a wonderful , fruitful premise!
Wonderful piece, full of your compassion and wisdom. Congratulations on getting it in the paper. I hope a lot of people read it!
Thank you Anna
Wishing you and L joy with your matzoth
Howard, I read it and it also brought me to tears. How many others are suffering that way?
I hope Lucy is ok, or at least better now.
I think she is Sally
Of course so many others are untreated, unrecognised, dying – or simply dying to die
Thank you for writing
See you Friday night?
That brought me to tears, Howard. I wonder how she is these days?
Thank you for your response
She has located excellent help in her region and she is resolved to pursue it
Through trying to end her life she discovered the imperishability of her son’s love
That helps too
But the wounds our guardians suffer on our behalf are too deep to heal perfectly, I suspect
That’s the gap
That’s how the the light gets in but also the dark