Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke
For anyone that's interested in what I do (precious few, I'd imagine):
I'm a support worker for a mental health charity. I work with individuals and groups with mental health issues, supporting their recovery, working over finances, trying to build confidence to empower individuals and sometimes invoking procedures to prevent suicide, if necessary. I also run cognitive behavioural therapy sessions and a theatre group.
It's the best *&%^ing job I've ever had and I love it. It's very rough sometimes and certain things can hit you very hard but it's wonderfully rewarding.
I am interested, my wife works in this field, so I know and respect the amount of work you and Dodeska have to do, with the numerous challenges, but also know that this work can, and does, make huge difference to peoples lives, up to the extent of literally giving people a different outlook on their lives and fresh start. Kudos to you both.