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I Work In Mental Health

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I think I may be bi polar! One minute I'm full of hope and positivity the next I'm down in the dumps and glum. They'e not massive mood swings but very noticeable and upsetting as I...
    NurseDaisy NurseDaisy 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I just got discharged from a mental health facility Friday the 5th. I committed myself on Tuesday the 3rd. I felt like I just couldn't take the stress anymore. I was diagnosed with...
    AllThePrettyHorses AllThePrettyHorses 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F Sep 12

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    I have been diagnosed with depression. I have been going to consolers and a mental health service since I was 13. I have strange thoughts, ones that people normally don't have. I...
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist since I was 12. I had depression and Psychosis disorder nos. Around 15 my mental health started to decline even more. I was...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Today was Cass's turn. In some ways Cass's problems are obvious - he has all three types of tics that qualify for Tourette's, for example. But in many ways he has hidden problems...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I workout 5-6 days a week. Workouts to me are good for the mind, body and soul. I feel so blah mentally when I don't workout for a few days.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I love how I feel after working out. I feel physically better but also mentally I feel so much better as well. It takes away all the stress and leaves me feeling fantastic.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    Ok so I have been with someone for 14 years. He has cheated...a lot. The last time he ran around on me was 2 years ago. I went through his phone and saw text messages between him...
    Fedup31 Fedup31 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I had a week off and decided to do a Camino in Spain-I walked 130 kms in 5 days! It was incredible. I really felt such achievement (and pain) afterwards. Incredibly I didn't...
    irishair irishair 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In Indonesia, the government has presented a new universal healthcare scheme called Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN). The scheme includes health insurance will be comprehensive to...
    soniacondurache soniacondurache 22-25, F Sep 1

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    One of my best friends called me a "closet liberal" because of my beliefs and opinion on healthcare and gay marriage. I am a registered Republican and believe that these liberals...
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 19

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    Devon1739q Devon1739q 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Sep 21

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    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Months of watching and reading dietary information from doctors, scientists, nutritionists, dieticians. All of this conflicting information, all of these people with different...
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I'm a borderline, I have borderline personality disorder. I feel I'm more on the mild side, as in I don't have (many) fits of uncontrollable rage. I'm also bisexual. I have a...
    StormFairy StormFairy 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I'd personally like to include this R20;Gooseberry Garfield CookbookR21; to my collection! As for your overview on the burger, it appears to be like so delectable. I never ever...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I don't eat junk or high processed foods. I mostly just try to eat a well balanced diet yet never deprive myself of anything when traveling. I love love love cheese, ice cream, and...
    CosabellaBeauty CosabellaBeauty 26-30, F Sep 10

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    I've got ADD and OCD and the **** affects my life in ways that most people can't understand. I guess I'm just looking for support but there is a stigma about mental illness and...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Sep 4

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    Totally new to this..... So here you go! I've been struggling with mental illnesses for well over 18 years now. At first I was diagnosed as manic-depressive which the psychiatrist...
    accaliaraynne accaliaraynne 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    illneverbenormal illneverbenormal 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Health, to me, is more than the absence of sickness. Sicknesses or injury can happen, but even with them, we can be generally healthy, and without them, we still could still be...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I originally started my health kick to lose weight. I went hard and burnt out pretty fast, lost a great deal of weight. But I was depriving myself and craving alcohol and chocolate...
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    last week i work 20 hours a day and lost weight black eye lines . feeling very bad depressed any body there who tell me how i gain weight again and look health handsome again..
    Obaidjan Obaidjan 22-25, M Sep 1

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    Stigma is a self-perpetuated cycle. We cry out for awareness and understanding from the shadows of our self-imposed closet. We bang our heads against the walls, wailing songs of...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    OneEarth2 OneEarth2 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    rainbowcity rainbowcity 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    StuckSki StuckSki 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    alohacruz alohacruz 16-17, F Sep 4

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    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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