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I Work In Mental Health

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19, 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...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 1 Response May 14, 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...
    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...
    kt05ds12 kt05ds12 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 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...
    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...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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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...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F Mar 18, 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...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2009

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    I am really struggling with my mental health recently. I've been clinically since I was 15 and take venlafaxine 250 for this. It can seem, at times, that I'm fine, I feel Fine...
    keyedup keyedup 26-30, F Mar 23

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    http://wh.gov/lVfpx Please go sign this petition! It is to stop cruelty to mental health patients!
    HopeLesslyWaiting HopeLesslyWaiting 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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     Wondering if anyone here has any mental health issues, and anyone who would be interested in joining :-)  People can share their highs and lows, and share techniques...
    soppycow soppycow 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    This makes me so mad and disgusted. A family member of mine had psychosis, he lived with me and my mother when it started and he's back from the mental hospital for about 2,5 weeks...
    toughbaby toughbaby 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I'm not certified but I don need to be. I'm the main factor in healing mentally. Music is my new therapy. I will sing and play piano to release my feelings. I will deal with the...
    Trustmeimaunicorn Trustmeimaunicorn 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love my job. I enjoy supporting people with different diagnoses and above all it makes me feel immense relief that I havent been sectioned (yet).
    sparklewonderpaws sparklewonderpaws 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    When ppl are kind to me I feel like hitting them but I try not to act on what I feel
    647821097bbnmhb 647821097bbnmhb 16-17, F Mar 18

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    Since it is none of your dam business, I owe no explanation to YOU!
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Mar 27

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    No need to question it! I'm definitely crazy. And medicated. Heavily.
    meghanmonroe meghanmonroe 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Most people don't understand mental health and what's it's like living with a mental illness. The day to day battle you have a go through just to do the smallest of tasks. People...
    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I work full time for the NHS, helping elderly people with Dementia or mental health disorders to remain independent in their own homes as long as possible, it's very rewarding...
    ESEddy ESEddy 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have ruined you on an epic scale. You cant deal with it so you create an elaborate sophisticated delusion to protect you from reality. Instead of acting like a adults and coming...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F Mar 28

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    I should state that I am a prospective social worker. I am a 33 year old student, with 10 years of military experience. I deployed three times. I'd like to use my degree to do...
    cw2pieper cw2pieper 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    So first off, I'm an 18 year-old girl living in California, and I joined EP because I want to read about other people's stories who have similar problems and experiences like me...
    Professionalgriefer Professionalgriefer 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    The problem with me is that I forgive far too easy. I may not let go of the hurt but I let them back into my life. I used to hold grudges, I'd hold them for long periods of time...
    SuicidalChick SuicidalChick 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Experience 15 Cutter Labs and Bayer Laboratories In the summer of 1974, I started working for Cutter Laboratories (Resiflex Division West Covina, CA), injection moulding...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 17

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    Experience 16 1981 Glendora & President Reagan Iā€™m probably walking a fine line by telling this. By 1980, I was living with my girlfriend, now wife, in a rental house in...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 19

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    As i grow older i have a lot of experienced in different position in Healthcare and enjoy so much learning and empowering my knowledge with different things that i encounter in my...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M Mar 23

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    1/4 and I am 22. Depressed mad at mom an I wanted my cell phone back. When I demanded it she said I touched and pushed her first but I didn't. I remember telling myself don't touch...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Please for my health and safety. Don't use the word rape towards me.
    jessixoxo4 jessixoxo4 16-17, F Apr 3

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    These videos teach a lot of love and healing in forgiveness. And the second one about mental illness. second
    SuperPanda SuperPanda 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    An update on my healthy eating and exercise goal. Have lost 4 kilos. Have been down to the weight before and gone back up again, so am quietly happy but realise there is a long way...
    irishair irishair 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I'm 21, 4'11 and last time I weighed myself I was 125 so who knows now. I am a size 9 in jeans/shorts n smedium n shirts or whatever. I stopped working out like last yr n my eating...
    swaggurl4ever swaggurl4ever 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Not that i am not already healthy but i don't mind being more healthier. I wanna grow to be 100+. I don't think there is anymore i can do any professional advice? My current...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was by my boyfriend. We broke up and that's were it started. I wanted to remain friends or get back together. We remained friends but he said I had to change and I worked my but...
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F Mar 28

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    New Zealand is a continent country that offers fantastic career opportunities, great job options for skilled workers in numerous specialized industries along with a very family...
    ImmigrationNewZealand ImmigrationNewZealand 31-35 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I get impatient with people who are lazy to improve themselves. Especially at work, they constantly ask for help without trying on their own. They seriously need to know that I am...
    mytinycupcake mytinycupcake 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm obsessed with this combination: eggs, chicken bacon, onions, tomatoes, and avocado spread on toast! Great pre-workout meal šŸ³šŸžšŸ…šŸ’Ŗ Stay healthy, stay happy, stay...
    healthyhappyhippie healthyhappyhippie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    When I take pictures of myself I cringe, I have put on so much weight thought medication and although I am now on a diet I still feel fat and ugly so my aim is to work harder and...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Injury at work has devastated my life. I suffered with severe spinal stenosis for years and had surgery on May 31st and it was a miracle. That horrific pain was over and I felt 10...
    sleeplessInMO sleeplessInMO 56-60, F Mar 19

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    Experience 19 Reagan and the FBI Iā€™m trying to keep this brief and tell my experiences in order. Previous story explain things to this point. Some names were changed. Yes, all...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 31

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    Working out in so many forms- the gym, challenging or recreational physical activity, yoga or Pilates, make me feel proud of my body. It helps me de-stress and I enjoy doing it...
    ateamgirl ateamgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Well I started working out again and this is my second week of working out non stop everyday except the weekends. And I've been eating healthy, 5 meals a day and I feel great!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    How do you get over the fact that your husband has a female co worker that has a mouth like a pig and you have seen some inappropriate emails from her to him and another male co...
    sarah390 sarah390 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Experience 21 Final years in my rental house in Glendora, CA Iā€™m trying to keep this brief and tell my experiences in order. Previous story explain things to this point. Some...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    you back down like a pvssy because you are one. Thats how everything in life works. You are a pvssy therefore you back down like one. Prove me wrong. If youre not an...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm officially a single working mom now!
    Annwithlove Annwithlove 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am so proud of my age. I knew as a child I was blessed with good genes. I look better than alot of 30 year old women. I love being healthy and shocking people with my age. I...
    dameron dameron 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Experience 17 President Reagan and the FBI In 1981, I called the FBI to tell them the Mayor of Glendora (CA) had threatened to kill President Reagan. The agent answering the phone...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 24

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    I feel like I'm about to have a mental break down, I'm starting a new job Sunday, yes I'm excited, over the mood. All that jazz. Yet my heads been ****** for months, I battle...
    YellowLilyPad YellowLilyPad 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Why did it take so long for people to figure this out?! 1-800-382-5968. Check your phone pad. 1-800-F__k You is actually the number of Obama's Health Care Hotline. As you dial...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 18