But I think it's right to go back after this much time. Even if the person changes, continuing the support for a long time little by little would be better.

Kiwamu Tanaka



The psychiatrist living in Kobe, who worked on support for psychiatric patients in Tohoku after the earthquake, says that what is needed is not "a short-term heroic act" but continuing support. Therefore, in order not to put a burden on the afflicted area, he formed “a team that could procure food, clothing, housing and cars for themselves other than medicine and medical equipment,” and decided that members should always change places in a week, even though they felt something to regret. From "Mental Health Care" by Hiroshi Kato and Hazuki Saisho.


"May 25  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"