What are the perils of Depression?
I am having a brother. His name is Ricky, who is an alcohol addict and he was spending few time at the University of New Mexico Mental Health Center getting care, etc.One day, my mother and I went to visit Ricky, and as we sat in the lobby waiting to see him, we heard a lot of commotion outside the door. There were about six people in the group entering the Mental Health Center, including three policeman, pushing and shoving, and the police were struggling to bring in this elderly couple about 70-72 years old! Screaming...yelling...and crying...the elderly couple were not easy to handle by the police, as they took them by force into the back of the building someplace! My mother and I looked at each other in amazement at what had just happened! Why were the police bringing this elderly couple into the Mental Health Center? When the nurse came by to get us to see Ricky, I asked her what had happened. The nurse told me, that the house of the elderly couple, had burned to the ground! And, if that wasn't bad enough...their grandchildren perished in the fire! Could there be a catastrophe greater than this one? We can all relate to this story, because we all live in a house or an apartment, and our lives could be changed in minutes! One can only imagine how the elderly couple had to cope with the situation! They probably sank into depression to some degree over this incident...and the guilt...there's just no telling how it could have affected them! I suspected they were brought into the UNM Mental Health Center, because the police felt they could have done harm to themselves or to others, etc.