By: Tricia Pluta
We now know that alcoholism is a form of mental illness, twenty years ago you would have just been labeled. Now it is recognized as a disease that most people are genetically predisposed to. We need to be more tolerant as individuals and speak up to de-mystify this illness. Chances are you know or have know someone who is or was seriously suffering. If you saw someone in a wheelchair struggling, you would most likely lend a hand. It should be no different with mental illness. Even just an attitude adjustment would go a long way. You could be instrumental in saving a life. Be tactful, as you would with anyone who is ill, sometimes intervention is the only way to save a life. Be brave and kind for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Below is a link to resources, signs and contacts in the Philadelphia area.