Ben's Father's Barriers

It was draining on us

Pressure to medicate

Caregiving may be cultural

It's about awareness

He wanted to be clear

It was draining on us

Fortunately for us, because of the size of our family, we shared some of our resources. In fact, I would say together as a unit, we were much more than any of us singly. But it was also taxing and draining on us. Because again, for me in particular, to do the theraputic touch and our folk version, it also brings up for me a sympathetic pain. And several of the members of our community that do that in the village where I live, we do that, also have said that. And I think to be involved, that involved is very emotionally and physically draining. It's also very hard to sleep because of your concern for the other person.

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