Upstream vs. Downstream: A mental health fable

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There once was a river and one day they saw someone floating down the river. They went to try and help and before they even got to him they noticed someone else floating down the river. Both men were badly hurt, very badly hurt and the people who tried to help really wanted to help. All of a sudden they noticed another person and another person and another person. Soon it was a stream of people. No one knew what to do. No one knew what happened. After a day of this someone had an idea. We need a hospital for these poor people. It seemed like such a right thing and everyone seemed for it….

Everyone but one person. He said no. Everyone got angry and accused him of not caring but he said they were wrong. He really did care.

Finally they asked him what he thought should…

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