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I Work In Mental Health

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm surprised I'm not a raving psychopath really...! Mad parents. Mad jobs with 'mad' people! (Worked mental health!!) had homes, lost homes. Seen way too much inhumanity to man(as...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 20

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    Hey everyone in the UK! I'm sure that you've all had "one of those days" at work, right? But what if you're suffering from more than this? There are people out there who have...
    VintagePearls VintagePearls 31-35, F Aug 21

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    Don't let them tell you that you cannot do something, do not let anyone tell you that you have to learn to accept and live with mental health issues. I got rid of the ****** mental...
    CEB32 CEB32 31-35, M Jul 29

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    And it should start with law. Drug-related crime should be treated as health problem and should only be sent to a drug court. Drug addicts do not belong in the same place as...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to go to further treatment for another three weeks. I missed so much school because of it, but I couldn't be luckier...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    The nhs mental services in the uk are disgusting...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F Aug 14

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    People write it off as 'attention seeking' or something that has triggered it. Society needs to be informed that mental illnesses are serious, however mild the symptoms, and those...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F a week ago

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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 ******
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Im mentally f***ed up and it's all my fault
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    So now I have panic disorder too? So lets kist shall we? Major/serve depression Suicidal thoughts Self harm Panic disorder Bipolar???? Ect ect Oh panic attacks Maybe I should...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Starting getting annoyed at a fly in my car the other day.. It was such a pest and I was having a go at it haha.
    katiehad katiehad 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I hate when people mistake bipolar disorder for DID or Schizophrenia . In my opinion, those two disorders are a lot more troubling than manic-depression. We should really make an...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F a week ago

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    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 22 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    our behaviour isnt weird and child like. Its completely justifiable. We only look like weak cowardly freaks but thats so we can attack defenceless people to make ourselves feel...
    RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys 41-45 Aug 11

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    mainly Im sick of richard the cowardly pvssy who hides inside his house. Its the fact that he has this delusion where he is a really smart guy who manipulates you. Hes not smart...
    RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys 41-45 Aug 16

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    "I went around to his house once and attempted to talk to him like a normal adult." As you can probably imagine its a little bit weird when some guy who lives across the road...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F a week ago

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    I have no physical or mental health problems and feel thankful and blessed that I don't. I also plan to keep it that way. I don't have to worry about going to see the doctor...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    So I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, the other day. And as I'm sitting there a woman with Down's syndrome came in and sat down. She must have been in her...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Well, I have always wanted to start a blog, but I have hesitated because of two things. 1. No one is going to read my **** and 2. I didn't want to share too much about my...
    Pamham101 Pamham101 18-21, F Jul 31

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    These people should probably be in therapy themselves. I imagine it would take more than a few sessions too. It is utterly disgraceful and mean to pick on those too weak to defend...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've just finished up a chunk of time on a new job, and the verbal mindfucking that came with it was unreal, I have a week or so off from this person, but I dread the return. Doing...
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I was sitting down and thinking about the source of my unhappiness, anger, social timidness, passive aggression, and dismissive attitude towards other people, depression. naturally...
    AliKru AliKru 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Think about taking part in a clinical demo (exam of recent therapies), which can give you a lot more remedy possibilities.If diagnosed, folks need to contemplate using actions to...
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    I was locked in a hospital for the mentally ill for 2 years. I have been diagnosed schizoaffective bipolar type, social anxiety, general anxiety, multiple personality disorder...
    isitpossible83 isitpossible83 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I stayed up all night trying to get over her. I drove to work & briefly contemplated driving into a tree. I obviously didn't. Then I saw her ******* car in the lot where we work. I...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F Aug 5

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    This is my goal. Having been recovering from anorexia binge-purge subtype I've really just wanted to have my life fall into place. While in treatment you really work hard to erase...
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    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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