As we worked together to coordinate the event, we heard spontaneously from family members whose loved ones had been affected by OSN. This program had been a lifeline when their brother, sister, father, mother, son, or daughter had seemed to drift away beyond the edge of the known world. We read their stories and really “heard” them. Images of men and women whom we have treated over the past several years flashed before our eyes, yet now we saw them more clearly with their family's additional perspective. So many lives are affected every day by medical and psychiatric maladies. Talking with their family members, we were able to see individuals behind these statistics. In our fast-paced days of clinic, research, didactics, and supervision, it is easy for residents to lose focus. Bowling for Socks and OSN brought us back to what was important and reminded us why we chose psychiatry in the first place. We often forget that there are so many community members who live beyond the traditional safety nets of society. This experience allowed us to witness raw emotions and social and medical difficulties, and it challenged us to truly listen to the people we serve and advocate on their behalf. The OSN family reaffirmed the basic lesson of connecting fully and wholly with our patients no matter what the circumstance or environment.