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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Was sexual abuse in a mental health charity. :(
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F Feb 18

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    It is often not good idea to swallow medication while the stomach is empty. At least SSRI and haloperdol brings me nausea. I try eating something that can act as shield for my...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Feb 14

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    I admit I truly do! I was enriched the last time!
    EvilKirby EvilKirby 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Rent boy seems to be confusing me with 1) damaged idiots with mental health problems and no self esteem 2)easy risk free targets with no self esteem who let people walk over them...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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    I am a psychology student, but I am not a typical one. I study mental disorders on my own. I read stories of poor girls being raped, I go to the library and borrow books about...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky 18-21, F Feb 11

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    What can I say? I feel sorry for you. You clearly have the mental age of a 5 year old. I assume it's the damage that was caused to you and the resulting mental health problems that...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    HI RENT BOY You just have no concept of reality at all do you. You exist in a delusional fantasy. Where you just keep humiliating yourself and whoever is stupid enough to listen to...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Hi my name is rent boy richard and you may remember from such HardGayPornos as: 1. Richards 12 inch African safari 2. GloryHoleRichard 3. Rent boy richards arse for hire 4. rent...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I live in a bizarre delusional fantasy where I am super duper smart and out thinking everybody. Where everybody except for me and a handful of nuts who have similar mental health...
    justme403 justme403 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    when i was 17 I was put in an intensive care unit for youth witch specialized in depression physios and many other mental health issues when the doctor asked me what are you in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4

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    M so skinny I want to be healthy n I want my color complexion fair wat should I do???i eat healthy diet bt I don't gain weight
    Chineselight Chineselight 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am normally not one to blog or post about things going on in my life, but this time I believe it will help in my efforts to finally get control of my health. Over a year ago, I...
    alm430 alm430 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I wish I could say yesterday went well with mindful eating, but I realized I mindlessly ate more of the day. That said, I did not overstuff myself until I starting baking. Since I...
    alm430 alm430 26-30, F Feb 11

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    So, today I found out I'm slightly autistic. My mom says it's something she's always known except it is not until now that we are discussing it. Also, due to this, it's going to...
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    The old school "You're either smart or dumb and the cure is to try harder" philosophy. There was a book * read where this special education teacher had one student, 7 yrs old; very...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Feb 18

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    For most of my life, I have been somewhat health conscience. When I was younger I focused on my external "health" (looks). Although it is important to me to stay toned and fit, I...
    StarAngels StarAngels 70+, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you have been feeling tired and don't seem to have the energy that you need to carry you through your busy day, consider what you eat. Good nutrition is so important, and you're...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Okay, so I've always wanted be healthy. By that I mean physically and mentally. I want to eat healthy and become more conscience of what I'm putting into my body. The only problem...
    yngwildfree yngwildfree 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    Nutrition is all about giving the study of food and what foods you need to stay healthy. There is so much nutrition information available on eating right because of how important...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This article will guide you have a healthier life.Quinoa can help you maintain protein in your red meat intake. It is one non-meat food that has beneficial amino acids but is not...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Nutrition is a concept that blow the mind of anyone who has never thought about it before. It can be a lot to remember with so many nutritional needs that your body requires. The...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    "A result of energetic imbalance among the chakras is an almost continuous feeling of dissatisfaction. When the heart chakra is agitated, people lose touch with feelings and...
    HumanNuggets HumanNuggets 22-25 Feb 5

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    I'm 19 and working as a chef, yesterday I started at 9am I took a break from 3pm till 4pm and finally finished work at midnight my friends ***** I'm working too hard not partying...
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    "Healthiest Sitting Position"As managers, especially office workers, the chore of having to do office tasks is nowadays mostly done on computers or machines on your desks, which...
    N89murphy N89murphy 22-25, F Feb 6

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    I try to live a very healthy lifestyle. I workout three times a week, I do yoga five times a week, and I meditate at least 15 minutes everyday. Along with that, I eat a very...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Hello! This is my personal story of living with schizophrenia: I used to tell people "I have a bad brain." I am not going to say I suffer from schizophrenia but rather I endure...
    Amyloukay Amyloukay 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 10

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    Working out 4 times a week combined with my better eating habits continues to show it's advantages. My sleeping patterns have improved and I am feeling more energy on a daily basis...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    For 15 years I have put up with not being good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough for her son. However, this tops it all. My mil just decided to rip out chunks of my hair and...
    huntress1785 huntress1785 26-30, F Feb 8

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    If for just about any motive you aren’t totally thrilled along with your new frames, Be at liberty to carry them back in just 30 times and We are going to gladly Trade them. Go...
    Anthonick826k7ka4 Anthonick826k7ka4 31-35, M Feb 10

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    I'm going to start tomorrow on a food journal. I've been working out hard since December but I'm not seeing the results I want yet. I talked to my trainer and I'm going to get a...
    Niceguy3174 Niceguy3174 26-30, M Feb 10

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    I'm going to start tomorrow on a food journal. I've been working out hard since December but I'm not seeing the results I want yet. I talked to my trainer and I'm going to get a...
    Niceguy3174 Niceguy3174 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I'm going to start tomorrow on a food journal. I've been working out hard since December but I'm not seeing the results I want yet. I talked to my trainer and I'm going to get a...
    Niceguy3174 Niceguy3174 26-30, M Feb 10

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    Nutrition is essential for everyone's overall health and well-being. Keep reading to discover how to make this article to learn how!You should strive to eat many different kinds of...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Sometimes I still wish he had just hit me. So much easier that way. "See- I was abused, I can show you the bruises! " I thought I was strong- I left, I am in a new, healthy...
    skcurrier skcurrier 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    When my son was three he was diagnosed as autistic. Then only 1 in 150 were autistic. According to the CDC 1 in 88 are now diagnosed with autism. Not to out done, he develops...
    Kathain Kathain 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 22

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