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I Work In Mental Health

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I feel like I have to get this off my chest as it is making me increasingly ill. My life in general is making me increasingly ill. I am 21 year old with Borderline personality...
    Daisypie Daisypie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    My sister suffered with meant health issues and the help she was given was terrible, mental health needs to be something we can talk about freely.
    leanneemma leanneemma 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I have about 7 mental disorders. I have bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline personality, impulse control, intermittent explosive, PTSD, and Asperger's syndrome. I have a lot of...
    Blaze1103 Blaze1103 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Because it's only the centre of my personal life experience.
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M Jul 2

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    I am blessed with good health. That is a good thing because I am a poor patient. I don't listen to what the doctors say, I never follow orders and I never rest like they tell me...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    I will admit this is a little long, and despite not wanting to seem like I'm feeling sorry for myself, I'll post this at that risk. I am a 21-year old guy, and I guess I should...
    SalemSaberhagen SalemSaberhagen 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I dont understand how you think you are normal. Its really obvious you are not. Its also obvious that you have mental health issues its what drives youre behaviour. Your need to...
    RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys RichardTouchesUpLittleBoys 41-45 1 Response Jul 13

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    I was just thinking about you pvssys and how cowardly you are and how you dont feel you have to prove me wrong when I say these things about you. Look its not hard after you have...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    "Does it mean you are a tough guy in fantasy land if you have a go at me without identifying yourself or saying anything to my face while hiding in a crowded public place.? Does...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Jul 15

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    I advise that you seek mental health assistance immediately
    support4life support4life 31-35, M Jul 11

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    The therapeutic massage marketplace is expanding speedily as the public seeks healthcare alternatives that promote very well-remaining and a better Standard of living. A occupation...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    The therapeutic massage market is growing promptly as the general public seeks healthcare possibilities that endorse perfectly-currently being and the next quality of life. A...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The massage market is developing promptly as the public seeks Health care alternatives that boost well-currently being and a higher Standard of living. A occupation for a massage...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    The therapeutic massage industry is escalating quickly as the public seeks healthcare choices that advertise perfectly-staying and a higher Standard of living. A career to be a...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    The therapeutic massage industry is growing rapidly as the general public seeks Health care alternate options that advertise nicely-becoming and a better quality of life. A job for...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    The therapeutic massage industry is expanding promptly as the general public seeks Health care alternate options that encourage effectively-currently being and the next Standard of...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    I am taking steps towards a healthier me, but they are all aimed towards physical health. I've cut back sodas and increased the amount of water I drink. I've been aiming for more...
    ShylySubmissive ShylySubmissive 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    They dont stop. You may be next. Or are already. Mental is just a facet of health. Pills damage organs. But are still sold. Lawsuits make lawyers big money...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 1

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    So no working out for at least a few days :( I hate being injured.
    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    There is not such thing as healthy, but all food that is from the ground, or from trees, fruits, vegetables, seeds, drink-nothing else apart from water. No dairy, no egg, no meat...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Working out is great! Being in tip top shape is awesome! But sometimes we forget to keep our minds healthy. Keep our hearts and spirits nourished. We have to keep our souls and...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F a week ago

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    I eat like my body depends on it well technically it does but i eat so healthy sometimes i wonder if i was secretly grown up on a farm but bumped my head and forgot about it all...
    PabLopez PabLopez 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    This is a response I wrote to an anorexic woman. I'm bipolar, but I've talked to enough people with other kinds of mental illnesses to see we have a lot in common. I wrote this to...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Jul 13

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    I got bossy, Maintaining runescape 2007 gold and manipulative. Youth for us was fraught with emotion. Along with everyday being told"I should know about better" Purely just because...
    mmogoogle mmogoogle 22-25, M Jul 17

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    My husbands affair last year has been the worst thing ever to happen to me. Even the loss of my dear lovely mum couldn't compare to his affair. You see he was the perfect husband...
    Mylifesover Mylifesover 46-50 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Physical and mental. Exercise, work, socializing, keeping sane.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    physically healthy, mentally a wrecking ball.
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I have been wearing tights for a number of years but never really wear them outside apart from late night walks as nobody will see if I wear light coloured ones. Today I decided to...
    inkedandpierced85 inkedandpierced85 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    The therapeutic massage market is escalating promptly as the general public seeks healthcare alternate options that promote effectively-getting and a better Standard of living. A...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    I got my gym membership yesterday and I also began working out yesterday. I've always been on the smaller side. At the most I've weighed 140 but right now I'm 125. Even though I'm...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 3

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    The massage business is developing promptly as the public seeks healthcare alternatives that boost properly-currently being and a greater quality of life. A vocation as a...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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    Ok here's the thing I need help with. When I was young I was 95bls and 4'11. Now I am 4'11'' and 172 lbs. I want to about 130 lbs but I have no will power, no want to stop having...
    Surrick Surrick 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I love my job as a Health Coach!  I get to help people like The Parks learn Habits of Health that will help them lose weight and maintain a healthy weight!  If you can...
    AKHockeyMom AKHockeyMom 26-30, F Jul 20

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    The LIE of BMI After a year of getting back in shape, I did the standard BMI calculation: 26.7. According to the chart, I am overweight. Ha! After a little digging, I found a...
    Adam4Eve Adam4Eve 46-50, M Jul 22

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    The massage industry is expanding rapidly as the general public seeks healthcare alternatives that market effectively-being and the next quality of life. A job being a therapeutic...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 11

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