Person versus Illness

“…//I love Peter as a person, but I hate the illness he has, because I think it’s really destroying him in a lot of ways. It’s just finding different ways of handling it.”

Sarah, wife of Peter (p.8)

Source: Thornicroft, G. (2006). Shunned: Discrimination against people with mental illness. Oxford University Press.

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One Response to Person versus Illness

  1. I love him.
    I listen with compassion to his illness.
    Unconditional love.
    Positive feelings / well-being translates to needs are met.
    Negative feelings/ ill-being translates to needs are not met.

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