I Work In Mental Health

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    Sometimes I hate working with teenage girls.

    They think that staff's only job is to cater to their wants. Then they get pissed because god forbid we have other things to deal with, like calling the child abuse hotline, and don't get around to talk about what we're doing for Saturday funday, which by the way is a privilege...
    ccm22 ccm22
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2015

    I am paranoid about the lead clinical

    psychiatrist I work with in my team. In my eyes he is overly controlling, manipulative, patronising, attention seeking, belittling, rude and just generally a complete ****. I really believe he gets some kind of sick enjoyment out of seeing those who he sees as below him...
    GeorgieZ GeorgieZ
    26-30, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    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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