Hsu helped frequently suicidal youth turn her life around, remains in touch many years later
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Hsu Ru-yue (許如悅), who received an award from the Ministry of Health and Welfare for her achievements in social work this year, is a medical social worker at the Tri-Service General Hospital’s Psychiatry Department, according to a CNA report. With 17 years of experience as a social worker, she has long been dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction and mental illness.
Hsu believes that social workers can change and even save lives. She also considers her field to be a stabilizing force in society.
More than 10 years ago, Hsu encountered a case that left a deep impression on her. It was a young girl, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, who made weekly visits to the emergency room.