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I Work In Mental Health

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 55 mins ago

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I've had quite a lot of MH health challenges over several decades and my current work situation is making it difficult for me to manage my emotions. Today has really pissed me off...
    LonePony LonePony 36-40, F Mar 5

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    Hi My name is evangelia amirhom and currently I'm under the care of EIP not because I got a psychotic illness but because I got an indifinite restraining order that it has no thing...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like it's crumbling. I've been diagnosed with a few things, but refused medication. They gave it to me anyways, so I sold it. My mom was adopted, so figuring out any...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    so it's Friday thank god I have a 4/10 work week. I thank you guys for all the ideas with the binaural beats and the boiling cabbage but it didn't work that we'll I did finally go...
    arthuralferez arthuralferez 31-35, M Mar 21

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    And got sick from it. Devoted myself fully. And got cut off repeatedly. Got proof its a profitable joke. Lived it. Got heart attacks from it. But the workers...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    do I have a mental illness or am I normal teenager?? I constantly get bad moods that I can't control and I have to force myself out of them (I always fail). it has impacts on my...
    plutomrtoh plutomrtoh 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i have two mentally ill children. inspite of it all im so.blessed there mine.
    DeAnnsharon DeAnnsharon 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    As I'm not a white woman living in Britain I suffer greatly from discrimination and racism and it is intimidating and humiliating to be living around a race of people who...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    yesterday my band teacher, fagner, was trying to get us to pit more emotion into our music. ive gotten to where i don't show anything anymore. he then went on to say that bad...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Mar 5

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    first day on my job it's break time I'm in my car while everyone is gathered around chatting with eachother I'm not good at socializing or small talk is everyone like this is it...
    arthuralferez arthuralferez 31-35, M Mar 6

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    I'm so pissed off that in the last three years I did not receive any medical care in the uk for being bed bound and suffering from a mysterious illness that it was not diagnosed by...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Last night I phoned my dear friend Michael who lives in Brighton and he told me that after he spoke to me last time he racieved a phone call from my other dear friend to tell him...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I just got transferred from one community mental health center to another, and today the new psychiatrist asked me what I was diagnosed with during my last hospital stay. I said...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My mental health is f'ed up and my physical health is poor in terms of me being in shape. I'll always be on medications, I won't start working out (my endurance is too poor to...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I’ve come to terms with my inability to form relationships, this stems from multiple factors in my life including abuse, unavailable/narcissistic parents, and giftedness. I now...
    Deadinsideguy Deadinsideguy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have mental health problems and I have struggled with work and voluntary work in the past. Because of this I don't want to work and I also know that it would take up a lot of my...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    IT IS MY INABILITY TO REALLY ACHIEVE ANYTHING.... OTHER THAN GET PROMOTED DUE TO LENGTH OF... SERVICE THAT DRIVES MY BEHAVIOUR AS FAR AS I AM.... CONCERNED I AM THE EQUIVALENT OF...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 Mar 14

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    DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE BEST PART IS PEOPLE.... HAVE BEEN TELLING ME I NEED TO STOP WITH THIS.... INSANITY EVEN MY ARCH NEMESIS HAS REPEATEDLY... TOLD ME WHAT HE IS DOING TO ME AND...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 Mar 8

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    My eating is great. My mental health is great. Just need to add exercise lol. Ugh I'm so lazy when it comes to that :/
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm ill mentally & physically. Something is wrong with my liver. I'm having more blood work done next week. I sleep a lot. It's so true that if you don't have your health you don't...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was doing really great at getting back in my routines for the last couple of weeks, had a very specific goal in mind, and was very determined and focused. The goal is gone, and...
    LaydeMaverick31 LaydeMaverick31 31-35, F 10 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I should be sad. If I was happy that would make me some kind of psychopath. I have learned to be calm. I can still smile and genuinely laugh. Sometimes, I believe I'm going to...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I have fallen off my path again, but I am willing to hold myself accountable and pick myself up to start again. I'm not giving up. Food is an addiction for me. I'm trying so hard...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Your health can get a boost from proper minerals and nutrients. Taking supplements can help give your body be as healthy as possible. The following information should help you in...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    I've been hospitalize 3 times. One in December 2013, one in March 2014 and another in November 2014. Been in two different hospitals. Been twice in one of them. The first time...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Eating to be healthy(mentally/physically) not to lose weight, but perhaps I'll get lucky and lose a few pounds. Green onions, baby Bella mushrooms, one slice of bacon all chopped...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I went to see my doctor. He checked my heart rate and said its fine and also checked my pulse and said it is rather fast. To be fair my heart rate was at a calmer state when he...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Mar 17

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    I have Bipolar disorder, depression, anger issues, anxiety of all types, PTSD, and ADHD. Hospitalized February 11 for a suicide attempt. It's been hard dealing with all this, the...
    ReannaLee ReannaLee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    And may be. Cigs are as healthy as meds. And work better. So. Health digging may come.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    All Ads get and sell products and services cars and trucks & cars Animals getaway rentals Local community real-estate jobs resumes personals Relevant...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    And I am going to be healthy. I am stopping my serious, long-lived addiction to candy. No more of that crap. And for budget reasons, eating minimal-to-non processed foods. I am...
    eternalvalor eternalvalor 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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