Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Cave Experience

As promise to all my avid reader (ambisyosa!) I have a story that I want to share with you. I was in the cave for a long time. And spending time with the bats has taught me about Life's most Important Lesson. Yes! you heard me right, those bats really did teach me a valuable lesson.

It all started here.

National Center For Mental Health (Mandaluyong) is a place where in mentally ill and emotionally challenged person is being treated. There are 30 Pavilion inside the compound. But I was only able to visit and interact with the patients in Open ward for acute male, Pavilion 4. I was able to observe all the psychological cases from mild, chronic, functional to disturbed,profound to superficial predisposition.Theoretical training from books and lectures brought a lot of help in every test administration and evaluation I embark on.This was a good learning experience for me. I learned strategic way of administering battery test and furnishing more comprehensive and time bound Psychological report.

NCMH mandaluyong (the cave as I call it) is not only the rehabilitation that I've visited.
There's Haven for children,rehabilitation for street children who were addicted from rugby. Marillac Hills, rehabilitation for raped victims and physically molested female. And Elsie Gatches, rehabilitation for mentally challenged person and a place where Miss Gee has produced 2 liters of tear drops because of heart breaking situation of the patients.

After visiting the cave, it made me realize how lucky I am. Those wards also give me determination to pursue Psychiatry. I am planning to go back there after a year to finish my practicum. *haha excited much!

Besides of what I mention earlier here is the Life's most Important lesson that I've learned...

Simple Action or words can change everything. Agree?