THE DEATH OF ROBERT JUDY
I had the opportunity to meet Bob Judy while I was volunteering for the Homeless Outreach Project. When Bob was sober, he was smart, had kind and wise looking eyes and was interesting to talk with. It seemed his primary focus was on staying drunk. When I talked with him about this, he said it was to silence the voices in his head.
When psychotropic medications were first prescribed to manage hallucinations, the side effects were terrible. As Bob was 65 years old, I’m guessing that he decided early on to manage his internal voices by self-medicating with alcohol and then his brain became addicted to alcohol.
I’m sad to say goodbye to Bob. I wish him eternal peace. – Jesse Arms, Belleville