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I Work In Mental Health

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have been to different sites, chat rooms, and even groups on facebook that are meant to help those with mental health issues such as Depression, anxiety, PTSD etc... Many of...
    Sickoffakes Sickoffakes 36-40, M May 7

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    I hate paying to be asked rhetorical questions that sort out nothing.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 May 4

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    I wrote about my experience somewhere... but in any case, here's to us, the Caregivers!
    lilmschirpy lilmschirpy 41-45, F 1 Response May 4

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    https://www.facebook.com/biporookie
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today, Some people were discussing working out and being fit on EP and in real life. Both times stated that, people who like to make themselves look good are shallow. I was quite...
    BodybuilderAdam BodybuilderAdam 22-25, M 6 Responses May 21

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    To be fair, even people living with mental illness don't understand mental illness. and that's what makes it so hard to pin down and both treat, and understand. there's so much...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M 3 Responses May 8

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    Ugghh! My work is caught up-to-date but I need to ask for a day off 2 weeks in advance. I guess I need to just book these mental health days in advance.
    twoputt twoputt 36-40, M May 7

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    To say that Richard is a coward and has problems is an understatement. The same can be said of the nuts their behaviour isn't normal by anyone else's standards. These people are...
    DEFANDSCARED64 DEFANDSCARED64 51-55, M May 8

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    I think what the nuts and that ostrich fvcker richard. Need to think about is why its been 4 years and i still dont beleive them. Actually if they just read these posts without...
    raisehell52 raisehell52 41-45, T May 14

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    PEOPLE SAY THAT IF THE CULT KEEPS SETTING ITSELF... UP FOR A SMACK DOWN THATS EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE GOING...TO KEEP GETTING I DONT BELEIVE IT I AM RENT BOY... RICHARD NOTORIOUS HORSE...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 Apr 30

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    IN MY HEAD SOMEHOW HIDING BEHIND A BUNCH OF COWARDLY NUTS....WHO ALSO HIDE AND CLEARLY.... HAVE NO BALLS AND SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.. IS GOING TO SOLVE ALL OF MY PROBLEMS...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 1

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    ITS MY COMPLETE DISCONNECT FROM REALITY THAT.... HAS GOT ME INTO THIS TROUBLE I CANT GRASP... THAT IN REALITY I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MY ARCH.... NEMESIS AT ALL BECAUSE HE IS...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 2

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    LOOK COULD PEOPLE PLEASE STOP ABUSING THE NUTS.... THEY ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF LIVING OUT THEIR .... FANTASY WHERE THEY ARE TOUGH SCARY GUYS WHO ARE DOING THE...BULLYING NOW...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 3

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    I DONT THINK THE NUTS AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT .... HAPPENS WHEN MEN FIGHT IN FACT PEOPLE SAY.... ITS REALLY OBVIOUS THAT WE DONT MY ARCH NEMESIS... SAYS HE DOESNT UNDERSTAND OUR...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 5

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    rent boy and the nuts live in an upside down version of reality. Where normal is obsessively stalking total strangers, backing down from fights, hiding, never identifying...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 10

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    I don't think the nuts actually understand that they behave the way they do because they have problems. Why would they? It's completely normal to hide down at curtin shops for...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 May 10

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    Truth is I'm. Not well I'm BPD and Bipolar and I'm already under the mental health team I do get help but these people ain't with me 247 I feel like I wanna section / hospitalise...
    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F May 10

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    Too Cray Cray to Function Sometimes, I wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t have a mental disease. Life is a series of events and decisions, a chain reaction. My chain...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I'm starting on mending my mind and healing after a breakdown just over a year ago. I've found this journey so far to be a roller coaster with the smiles and feelings of "yes this...
    johnjw johnjw 41-45, M May 18

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    Stigma I really don't get stigma. It makes no sense to me. When I learnt about racism at school in first grade, I was like "That makes no sense. It'd be like if you treated people...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Why Are Systematic Enzymes Really Helpful for Your Brain? (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4279) For your brain and overall health, your body requires millions of biochemical...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M May 22

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    So I heard a good amount of people who like going to Subway because it's healthy. Yes. In terms and limits it is. Thing is, you need to know what really it is that you're eating...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 4 Responses May 6

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    i walked into a Circle K and bought a diet soda the size of my head from a guy in his mid-20s with long-hair and a combover. he looked like he knew a lot about something... liiike...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M May 8

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    Does anyone know any ways of ending your life that involve a legal pain free method? I've been in pain 24/7 with flushes and constant symptoms that go crazy all over my body. I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 10 Responses May 12

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    When I was younger I had been bullied about my weight and it cam to a point where it made me want to change, not because of all of the bullying, but more because of the way being...
    CoachRob82 CoachRob82 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12

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    iphone apps that calm me down/cheer me up..... pacifica: addresses anxiety specifically, free to sign up aquarium live hd, aquarium hd, and pocket penguins: watch fish or...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F May 13

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    Hi if anyone is looking to work from home part time, make residual income with a company in the health and wellness industry along with getting yourself and others healthier, give...
    carolgem carolgem 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Physically AND emotionally healthy. Maybe I read to much here and take it to heart or maybe I'm just too old to care about the snarky reactions. Whatever it is I need to get my...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    Used to be on this a while ago so not sure how to start off again 😜 Anyway, a while ago (just before Christmas) I was feeling tired a lot and couldn't get up early in the...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M May 4

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    I wish these transplants in humans would start. I believe in the infinite capacity we have to learn and heal the diseases, the deficits and the ailments of our time. Alzheimer's is...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response May 4

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    WrapMeFitnFab WrapMeFitnFab 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    I can't hold back the good news any longer! On Friday April 17th I started the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge! Honestly, I wasn't expecting much especially since I already work out and...
    Hrzimmerman Hrzimmerman 22-25 2 Responses May 4

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    13 Effective but Unusual Health Tips You Should Know (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4261) It’s often said that truth is stranger than fiction, and in the realm of your...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M May 12

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    Everyday I try to groundmyself, meditate, eat healthy (which I find is kinda hard) and visit the local nature park. My goals are to balance my chakras and energy so that I may be...
    Adrien001 Adrien001 18-21, M May 13

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