I learned today that one of my former clients, who was recently transferred to another social worker in our agency, lost their battle with schizophrenia.
I have not been able to get my former client out of my mind all day.
I remember them always trying to give me candy when I visited, and sending me nice little cards to thank for me for my efforts in working with them. (I still have them in my desk).
It's so sad. I believe that this is what they wanted though.
And I can only hope that they have finally found the peace they were looking for.