Powerful Expression of Resilience at McLean Hospital

A young woman being treated at McLean Hospital found this image to be a powerful way of expressing very personal aspects of her illness.

In her words: “This picture reflects how although sometimes I feel damaged or broken I try to keep smiling. When I feel this way I often feel ashamed of my illness and try to hide from others. There is nothing to be ashamed of and like the bright parts of this picture I have a bright future and I will keep on smiling”.

This level of expression provides clinicians a deeper understanding of what their patients are experiencing, and leads to more effective treatment and improved outcomes.


Posted January 9, 2017

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