She still does.
At the age of 11 that was a lot to take in. But as an adult, I am so glad she did.
How does it work?
For our Mental Health Programs we take our participants through 3 confrontational stages:
Once you have that recognition, delegates are willing to Acknowledge it: to take personal responsibility for change.
Then we talk about Adjust it. What are people actually going to do? What are they willing to commit to?
Do we clear our clients of all mental health issues? Not even close.
Is there a book you can read? Maybe.
What everyone does agree to after our programs is to watch for the signs. Changes in behavior, going early, coming late, changes in mood, performance; anything that’s ‘not like them’. And they agree that doing nothing is not an option. They agree to ‘have the conversation’ – just like my mum decided to have the conversation.