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I Work In Mental Health

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    Couldn't Imagine It Any Other Way.

    Technically I'm not working in mental health at the moment. But it is my field. It comes down to the fact that people are my interest. And I also have a strong desire to help those in need. I am a severely empathetic and understanding person, so this comes naturally to...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F Mar 18, 2009

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    "Its All About the Homies"

    A client I had a couple of months ago apparently got out of the hospital started doing drugs again and then bought a knife at the drug store with a wad of cash no change.  Walked out side unwrapped the kitchen knife and randomly walked up to a school teacher sitting on a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    MSW

    Hello, Anyone using this group who has a MSW or any other appropriate graduate degree (MFT, LMHC, etc)? I"m a Master's level therapist. Would be nice to give and get feedback about techniques and ethical dilemmas.   Thanks! 
    Chihuahuamom Chihuahuamom 26-30, F 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    Ups and Downs

    Well, this week has definitely had its good and bad points. Friday, I had off from both jobs and went on a beach trip. It was definitely relaxing and uplifting. Something I really needed. I spent a few hours at the beach, listening to meditative music and catching up on some...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 1 Response May 14, 2009

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    Support Assistant

    I have just started work as a mental health support assistant until I can get a place on a postgraduate clinical psychology course. I can't do much work right now because i'm waiting on my disclosure form to be returned.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    Ethics

    I work in a psychiatric hospital/residential treatment center for kids age 9-18, that I feel treats the kids like crap, and the staff worse. Every time something even remotely happens - often things that are just the nature of the population we work with(i.e. you can't...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2009

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    Intern

    I'm working as an intern at a mental health center doing case management with children.  I see a lot of potential in these kids because they are all so hard working and eager to please despite their psychological disorders.  It really gives me hope for the future of...
    kt05ds12 kt05ds12 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Beware of Anti-social Pesonality Disorder

    I'm now going through an investigation at work because a pt. claims I threatened him and nothing happened but I was honest with him. I worked with this guy for like three or four years we did paintings together and worked through the steps of recovery like three times.  Bill...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19, 2009

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    Hi I think I qualify here in

    that I have a Bsc hons Degree in the management of Psychosis. Gained at Manchester University back in 2001.
    Hawkeyethenoo Hawkeyethenoo 66-70, M Jun 26

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    I wish I wish I wish there were was free mental health counseling in my area. I have a complicated insurance issue with moving from one state to another and currently don't have...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    So I have been admitted into a mental health ward.. Again..
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    My teachers and classmates joke around about it not knowing that someone in that class (me) has mental disorders Way to make me feel ******
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    I have battled with anxiety disorder since I can remember. Its something I have battled all my life. Whenever I had an anxiety attack, people just called me hysterical and made fun...
    tysoyana tysoyana 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Too many people do not understand enough about the mental anguish that can easily affect their friends, family, and themselves. I'm bipolar. By close family and good friends, I've...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Aug 26

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    Im mentally f***ed up and it's all my fault
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Aug 28

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    I fee your pain, I've been a victim of it too never mind hey. Let karma deal with it
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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    He came to visit me again..and he tried it on with me..I'm just so sick of it. I don't know what to do. Luckily before he could actually do anything one of the staff came in..I was...
    Betruetoyourselfxx Betruetoyourselfxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    In my friendship group I am "the one with issues". And what's worse is that I brought it all upon myself.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I think I have at least a mild form of depression... because i struggle to stay happy or whatever. And I know people go through bad times but i get angry very easily over little...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 31

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    12 days in the hospital cant figure it out so they say here have some hydroxazine, colonopin and lithium. Good luck. Now on Monday back to the next hospital because screw the other...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 Response Sep 6

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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 7

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    Hello, I’m Dr. Horace S. Browntrout, and I’ve just written a hilarious spoof of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). It’s called Mental...
    DocBrowntrout DocBrowntrout 26-30, M Aug 24

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    I just got discharged from a mental health facility Friday the 5th. I committed myself on Tuesday the 3rd. I felt like I just couldn't take the stress anymore. I was diagnosed with...
    NoMoreMissNiceBitch NoMoreMissNiceBitch 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I can gaurantee you that richard doesnt have friends he has cronies like Ian and Sam who suck his nob as soon as he tells them to. Real friends though? Not a chance. He must be...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F Aug 31

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    hi my names richard and I was just thinking about how important and special I am. Im so much smarter than everyone else even if that makes no sense in reality. AS far as Im...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F Sep 12

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    I have been diagnosed with depression. I have been going to consolers and a mental health service since I was 13. I have strange thoughts, ones that people normally don't have. I...
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist since I was 12. I had depression and Psychosis disorder nos. Around 15 my mental health started to decline even more. I was...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today was Cass's turn. In some ways Cass's problems are obvious - he has all three types of tics that qualify for Tourette's, for example. But in many ways he has hidden problems...
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    One of my best friends called me a "closet liberal" because of my beliefs and opinion on healthcare and gay marriage. I am a registered Republican and believe that these liberals...
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    If the harm necessitates a special style of therapy, maybe you need a Physiotherapist or an Osteopath. Bear in mind you could find a practitioner near to household by together with...
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    StormFairy StormFairy 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I've got ADD and OCD and the **** affects my life in ways that most people can't understand. I guess I'm just looking for support but there is a stigma about mental illness and...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Totally new to this..... So here you go! I've been struggling with mental illnesses for well over 18 years now. At first I was diagnosed as manic-depressive which the psychiatrist...
    accaliaraynne accaliaraynne 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    illneverbenormal illneverbenormal 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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