HEALTHBEAT BY ANNE POLTA Mental health: still a stigma
When former Minnesota senator Mark Dayton recently disclosed his treatment for alcoholism and mild depression, I can't say I was surprised by the reaction. Many people were understanding and felt Dayt... Posted on 1/13/10 at 5:13 AM
Sandy Larson of Hudson is a counselor with Hudson Hospital’s Programs for Change. She was chosen by the Wisconsin Hospital Association as one of 75 honored employees for 2008 based on the following essay she wrote for the Wisconsin Health Care Employee Pride Program about the personal side of her profession.
I feel that I must respond to Joseph Bear’s letter in the July 31 Star-Observer. I understand and agree with Joseph that alcoholism is a disease. It is a terrible disease because it affects so many people other than the person who is addicted to alcohol.
Priscilla Peterson, Hudson
, August 08, 2008
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