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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 31

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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 Responses Mar 31

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage ...I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 2

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    I have such a bad reputation I've been denied a service because of reasons my doctor wouldn't tell me. He said it with a smug look on his face. I've been labelled the "worst they...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I have suffered from mental health related issues most of my life. I have been diagnosed with depression, social anxiety, OCD, and borderline personality disorder. I have taken...
    Sickoffakes Sickoffakes 36-40, M 3 days 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 Mar 31

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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 Mar 28

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    it's the worst. I have ADD which I was only diagnosed with at 19. I was also diagnosed with depression and anxiety, which became an issue after suffering a serious setback. The...
    preeez preeez 22-25 1 Response Apr 9

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    My mother gets social security for some bullshit emotional disability and now my little brother has been dragged into the system and mislabeled because the mental health system...
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 Mar 28

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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 Mar 30

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    April 6, 2015  Dear Papa, it's been six months today since you were buried. It's been six months today since my nineteenth birthday. I miss you so much, I think about you every...
    wschneider57506 wschneider57506 18-21, F Apr 9

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    My therapist knows that I have a personality disorder but she probably won't bring it up again. The first time that she even hinted that I might have something mentally wrong with...
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    A message to the fucken dirty ***** who suppose to be a fucken support worker at the staff accommodation ...stop stabbing me at my fucken back and passing information about me to...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Forced to go get help. Going to see a professional for over $100 a session which is being paid for by the welfare??. Was recommended by another chick who said he was "really good...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 8

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    While I was working as a maid at hotel du vin Brighton in 2004 and I was a little odd lady and I sounded very much like a ******* idiot and I had no self esteem or respect for...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F a week 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 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm pleading to tell mama to save me ..I'm dark skinned helpless lady and I look like a good Muslim lady ..I'm persecuted by white people in the uk and I'm constantly getting...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 6

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    We all deviate from the norm, one way or another. That's the beauty and horror of our wired memory box - lots are yet to be discovered, a labyrinth of deadly and sweet surprises...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Hey all,i tried explaning whats going on but was told i couldnt post it. long story short, MVA in 2008 and now im in a wheel chair, heart issues, incontience both ends, major...
    Incontiman Incontiman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Hey thanks btw i have thing thing that i dont know what it is, its like im going to this place at night and geting raped Nd i get marks from me and thay message my mate but i...
    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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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 Mar 30

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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 Mar 30

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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 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I might seem like a little silly and innocent person but I think I'm not ..I have done lots of things that had upsetted God and led to me experiencing hell at jobs and life...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 5

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    Please can the police help me ...the psychologist from early intervention in Middlesbrough said to me that she will send a man to me with the scarment ... I do not want any thing...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 7

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    Why see people who don't care about you but just their high pay. They listen but don't LISTEN, tell you stuff they tell everyone else like you are all "one in the same" and send...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 8

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    The stigma can't be more prominent in my life. From my parents, teachers, coworkers... All I hear is "mind over matter," or "go out more" or "it's all in your head." They don't...
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I love all living creatures on earth and this includes rats and snails and I do not want POISIN them ...it pains me to see THEM BEING KILLED BY POISIN ....I ll never ever kill a...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 11

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    In arizona. And california. And oregon. And nevada. And the courtrooms. And in congress.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Hi Nirrssa I want to let you know that I had some trouble from my mother's younger sister that it poisoned my blood ..I think she attempted to get money from me while she has no...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Ects should be illegal. theyve ruin lives, including mine. too many people are on antidepressants now, people if your depressed invest your time into a physcologist.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F a week ago

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    Hey thanks btw for reading i have thing thing that i dont know what it is, its like im going to this place at night and geting raped Nd i get marks from me and thay message my mate...
    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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