This is a valuable insight, Gary. To my own experiences, multiplied by those of a colleague who suffers from PTSD, bipolarity, depression and OCD, plus those of an asylum seeker whom the colleague assisted over a period of years, I can confirm that so many institutional roles are deeply damaging to the vulnerable. and these are just institutions who claim to be available to assist the vulnerable! Before we get into the array of social and cultural institutions who have effectively become dysfunctional in terms of their capacity for human empathy, understanding

Instead of standing under (i.e. understanding, supporting, upholding) they “overstand” and diminish the vulnerable further.

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Sep 27, 2022Liked by Gary Sharpe

You are such a strong, steady vibrant voice amidst the turmoil of these times.

Thank you Gary for your very important work.

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