Yeah, guides get paid peanuts and guests pay thousands (not that company owners get rich--gear, insurance, vehicles, etc are all expensive). Guides work sunup to sundown and beyond making sure the guests are safe, happy, fed, dry, and entertained. They have to be "on" all the time.
I go to the river to get away and unplug. Where do they go? I doubt they'd want to relax in my office!
Originally Posted by lmyers
Unfortunately there is still a stigma with mental health issues.
My completely non-scientific opinion is that this is the biggest issue with mental health care.
It's really not a joke, it is serious, and if someone ever trusts one of us with the knowledge that they're struggling, we need to be empathetic and respectful of that knowledge.
ChristianR.OneStone, a tip of my hat to you and your classmates for caring to look at this issue.