Over his 10 years as a Registered Practical Nurse on Joseph Brant Hospital’s inpatient Mental Health Unit, Jason Antwi-Boasiako has supported many patients on their individual journey. But for him, one in particular stands out.
“When I first got into nursing, I didn’t really understand how big of a problem addictions were,” he says. “And then I met one patient who was suicidal after the loss of his family due to his addictions.”
Jason took the time to get to know the patient, and speak to him about his addiction to crack cocaine. The patient shared with Jason how he first got involved, and all he had lost based on his addiction.