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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    There was one councellor I had to see. She was so rude and she also hated me intensely. The things she told me and how she treated me...I mean really.... I remember once being...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    I am back amongst my EP friends after another extended absence and glad to be here. I chose "I Hate The Mental Health System" as the heading of my post because I am so discouraged...
    tulsateacher tulsateacher 41-45, F Nov 29

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    So if you've been following my posts then you'll know that in the new year i will be starting a new youtube channel on mental health which I want to be very interactive with its...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 13

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    Hello lovely people. As you know, the mental health Youtube channel is starting January and it will be called "Plus Us Too". The facebook page is now up and running: www...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    The youtube channel is really coming together. We have 34 likes from 34 amazing people, we have the first two episodes written up, we have done an interview, we have emailed 2...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    They basically ask you the same crap questions: "how does that make you feel?" "So what can I do to help you?" "What are you here for?" And all those other "preset" questions...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    This is an entire life of opposing the patriarchate, where you are always being called mentally ill, when you oppose it.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 25

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    So a thought just popped into my head there and I was about that story where we as people are meant to embrace life. That's the main thing we should do in life is just do things...
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Dec 1

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    The facebook page for Plus Us Too already got 23 likes in its first day! If you haven't been following my posts, Plus Us Too is a new Youtube channel which I'll be hosting which...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If anyone wants to ask me anything about my experiences. Just ask. I've been in and out of services for 13 years.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    Sometimes giving pills to someone and tossing counselling at them is NOT an 'instant fix' I'm so sick of it. If I wanted to go off my tablets, I couldn't. Been on tablets since I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    I have personaliy disorder, anxiety and depression. I know that noone will ever love me and that i end up suffering more. I was hurt from my childhood to adulthood by many mean...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 Dec 8

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    I think something is wrong with me, but I am not sure what. I won't make this long so here are a list of my problems - I hate relationships but get infatuated with managers...
    Alwaysundecided Alwaysundecided 22-25, F Dec 12

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    It's a real challenge every day to have a "normal" life. I have to walk a knifes edge so I don't get her upset or more depressed. She can't get anything done so I need to do the...
    Slasher57 Slasher57 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had never thought growing up that things would play out this way. My family has always had problems, but what family doesn't? My brother has had schizophrenia for the last 5...
    TheHumanExperience TheHumanExperience 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Again, excuse the awkward wordings to get around the censors, but it won't let me post this story without them. I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    However the actions displayed are abnormal. There are many EP users with mental health on here and in reference to only the genuine sufferers I'm not sure if it possible but...
    blackinc blackinc 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    You are a dumb cvnt rent boy. Your audience is a small group of nuts with obvious mental health issues. Mines everyone else.
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Dec 13

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    Why do people who struggle with mental health not take their pills when they know they help ??? I don't get it !!! It's hard to watch and deal with the repercussions. I am...
    sunshinegirl76 sunshinegirl76 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    In the past I have been considered kind of mentally ill (i don't mean depression), I guess I'm part mentally ill, but I'm still human. I might rant a little more on this later, but...
    FebruaryAsh FebruaryAsh 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He likewise...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Over half (54 percent) of American adults consume coffee each day, according to a survey by the National Coffee Association. It’s no surprise that such a popular beverage has a...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 3

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    Hi everyone. I never saw myself as the type to join any sort of online forum. Truth is, it makes me very uncomfortable to read my own words. I felt like I needed to join today...
    TheGeiser TheGeiser 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I've had a problem with depression and weird impulse control/anxiety issues for as long as I can remember. Right now I am married to a man who can't (won't) work because of health...
    angiec777 angiec777 26-30, F Dec 11

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    I started taking SAM-e and fish oil for depression. I'm two days in and it seems to be working.
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M Nov 25

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    I am in the process of recovering from chronic depression, severe anxiety, and anorexia nervosa. I've attempted suicide more than 30 times but am no longer suicidal. I've been...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Lately I have been working on being healthy all the way. I first started with my hair & I've been natural already for a year. Then I went on drinking purified water, fruits...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Nov 29

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    My hair is falling out. I feel tired all the time. And I just feel like a flat two liter of diet coke that's been sitting in the back of the fridge too long. I try to take care...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    “Morning is a vital time of working day, due to the fact the way you shell out your morning can frequently let you know what type of day you are likely to have.” R13...
    Andrew6036yff6 Andrew6036yff6 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I enlisted for the military in early March. I had wanted to join since the 8th grade despite the depression and anxiety I suffered again and again. I worked hard to lose weight and...
    KeiKeiChan KeiKeiChan 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    {�I often alert about complete removing as it will slim the experience, but a decade later can lead to a very gaunt and harmful visual appeal.� Don't forget, You must...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Anyone who is looking to supplement their income or live a more natural healthier life. Would you like to make some extra money not only for the holidays coming up but maybe to...
    CassieBennett CassieBennett 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Shampoo your hair and therapeutic massage this mixture into your scalp. It can be advised you make this happen whenever you Usually clean your hair.Lice won't be able to bounce or...
    William899p0uji William899p0uji 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I suffer severely with mental problems, I have so many cos of some ****** up things that have happened, plus I was never a "normal kid" anyway. I hate it, I can't make friends cos...
    kyleishurt kyleishurt 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    its very difficult just to cope with my own mind. i have to be super in tune to look after my health or else i go nuts and irrational doing inappropriate stuff ( apparently ,i...
    catnip246 catnip246 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    it was my bday a day ago... My hubby made no effort what's so ever... his text messages were so informal, the writings in the card too...No attempt make me special, as my GP and...
    081275fizz 081275fizz 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    "You rock." The psychologist said when I walked into the room at the student health centee and sat down. I looked at him like he was crazy. "You rock yourself back and forth...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F Dec 12

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