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What is it like to work in mental health facility?

What is it like to work in mental health facility?

See below: It's challenging as you're dealing with people in distress. It is also rewarding because people do get better. Working in a mental health facility requires flexibility, but also the ability to follow structure and ability to look at your own reactions to a client and monitor these reactions. Are there any specific aspects that interest you? ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Do people work in mental health if you have been sectioned & history of mental illness?

Do people work in mental health if you have been sectioned & history of mental illness?

Employment: I suppose if you are not a safety risk, stable and able to perform your duties its ok to work in mental health after psych md clearance also you can fill our fmla in case fof crisis. ...Read more

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If i've been given the next three years with mental health support and a social worker can I declare a disability at work?

If i've been given the next three years with mental health support and a social worker can I declare a disability at work?

Depends: The word "disability" usually refers a to situation, where due to a physical or mental condition, one is unable to perform their usual work-related duties. In matters of employment, one would turn to their human resources department to understand what if any benefits they may be due. A diagnosis, or in this case, a set of treatment recommendations, does not automatically mean one is disabled. ...Read more

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Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

Nonspecific: Bullying can be a final common pathway of behavior for a wide variety of reasons. There is no specific psychiatric diagnosis that matches bullying. Certainly things in such a person's history -- like being mistreated or abused at home -- may be a factor. But it's not an excuse, and bullying must be stopped. If the bully has been through trauma, s/he needs help as well as firm limit-setting. ...Read more

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How can our mental health system work?

How can our mental health system work?

Your question is: important, but hard 2 answer in 400 characters. I hope that Obama Care will help improve the Mental Health system in our country. It is flawed largely due 2 the fact that mental health services are underfunded. Many people fail 2 see that psychotherapy can help reduce medical costs. Let your senators/congressmen know U want more mental health services covered by insurance ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to work in mental health?

Personal therapy: There are lots of different kinds of work in the mental health field. Get therapy for yourself and it will help you know the best route to take in terms of school and training. Getting your own treatment is the best way to sustain and be helpful to others. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Every time i see my psychiatrist and mental health nurse they never listen to me. My medication is not working like how it used to work and i was able to do things ?

Every time i see my psychiatrist and mental health nurse they never listen to me. My medication is not working like how it used to work and i was able to do things ?

Frustrating: It could be very helpful for you to see a therapist along with your psychiatrist. Let your psychiatrist and mental health nurse know that you feel like you need more support and someone who can take the time to really listen to you. Good luck and best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Why am i falling apart at 26? Single mom of 3&5 yo boys. I can't even work since 2010 and now herniated discs and list of mental health issues.

Why am i falling apart at 26?  Single mom of 3&5 yo boys. I can't even work since 2010 and now herniated discs and list of mental health issues.

Consider PPD: As you haven't been able to work for the past 3 years, and you're second child is 3, you could be suffering from the ravages of postpartum depression. 20 percent of all women who have babies develop the illnesses of depression or anxiety, which disrupt all systems of the body! call your primary doc. Investigate: edinburgh PPD screening test. Postpartum.Net. Carolinecribarimdphd.Com. Learn & treat. ...Read more

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There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

Congratulations: on working on your own coping skills. You MAY be being discouraged by the pathology that still exists in your family system. Stay rooted in what you have learned and exercise compassion w/family. See clinical psychologist for psych testing if you would like to know more about your personality. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I tend to forget things at work. Could something be wrong with my mental health?

Too little info: A lot of things can cause forgetfullness. Stress, worry, anxiety, depression, multitasking, etc. But the only way to answer your question is for you to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If you want to work in a mental health facility, are they able to check your background?

If you want to work in a mental health facility, are they able to check your background?

Yes: During the hiring process, you'd have to consent to a background check. Your references will be checked as well. ...Read more

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I work from home and feel this is not good for mental health. Tech jobs also = bad sleep hours and rhythm. What do I do for better mental/phys health?

I work from home and feel this is not good for mental health. Tech jobs also = bad sleep hours and rhythm. What do I do for better mental/phys health?

Compensate: Some people find working from home isolating -- they miss the social stimulation of being in an office with other colleagues. Is this the case with you? If so, perhaps you can make up for this by socializing with others in your non-work hours. Consider any other factors you're missing. See about compensating or rearranging your work tasks to optimize both your work & life. ...Read more

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What could increase mental health issues?

What could increase mental health issues?

Life change: Changes in life circumstances often has a significant impact on one's mental health. We feel less in control and these feelings can lead to increased anxiety , worry and depression. Life changing events like a divorce, children moving into adulthood, relocation, financial changes, work changes all can really increase mental health issues and professional support is often important at these times. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have any mental health issues?

Yes: Its always possible. If there is cause for concern, then see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Why is it that instances of mental health issues are becoming more prevalent?

Why is it that instances of mental health issues are becoming more prevalent?

Huge question: Nearly 20% of us adults 18 and older have some kind of mental illness. There are many hypotheses about why this is increasing, including loss of extended families and social isolation; environmental toxins; substance abuse (both an illness & risk factor); trauma and abuse (which can be both mental health issue & a risk factor for further illness); poverty leading to not getting help early, etc. ...Read more

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Is cross dressing a mental health issue?

Is cross dressing a mental health issue?

Depends: Depends on the reason for the x-dressing. For the most part, it is a simple bit of fetishism. If you are unable to maintain sanity without it, then i suggest seeing a therapist. ...Read more

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Does drinking worsen every mental health issue?

Does drinking worsen every mental health issue?

Yes!: Drinking alcohol moderately (up to 2 drinks/day for men) will probably not cause problems. Becoming intoxicated complicates existing mental health issues by disrupting sleep cycles, destabilizing mood, and many other effects. It also induces mental health issues of its own -- especially if you become habituated to drinking, even in binge form. You can also make really bad decisions when drunk. ...Read more

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What mental health issues might effect my sleep?

What mental health issues might effect my sleep?

Most of them: Many psychiatric problems can result in disturbing the natural ability to get to sleep or stay asleep. Anxiety disorders can disrupt an individuals ability to relax and allow the natural sleep process to occur. Clinical depression also disrupts sleep and can shorten total sleep time. Even major situational stressors can disrupt our natural tendency to fall asleep. Take care of your mental health. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of yoga for mental health issues?

Yoga: The most important thing is an experienced teacher who is sensitive to the needs of people with mental health issues. You probably want classes that teach mindfulness of body and breath, such as hatha yoga. Others, such as ashtanga and even bikram can be more like physical endurance contests depending on the teacher. Amy weintraub's book "yoga for depression" is an excellent resource. ...Read more

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Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

There are laws: Which protect all americans with disabilities, although they are difficult to enforce. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/american%27s_with_disabilities_act. ...Read more

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Is ambivalence a sign of a serious mental health issue or is it considered normal?

Is ambivalence a sign of a serious mental health issue or is it considered normal?

Life is Complicated: Many of us are challenged by ambivalent feelings. As we have more experiences in life, as we grow older, we may be able to reflect on events in our lives from different perspectives. It can cause conflict for us to accept that we can feel very different ways about the same event or person. It can be worth experimenting with giving up judging feelings as *either* right or wrong. ...Read more

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Have lost confidence in myself as my mental health issues getting worse? Change doctors?

Have lost confidence in myself as my mental health issues getting worse? Change doctors?

Probably: I usually tell patients to give a new therapist or psychiatrist a few sessions to "warm up" before firing him or her. Even beyond that, many mental health disorders are tough to treat, so it's hard to say how long to give your current doc to get you well. Sometimes a "new set of eyes (and ears)" can help shed light on diagnosis and treatment. If in doubt, a second opinion couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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How can mental health issues be diagnosed if the patient is unwilling to acknowledge any problems?

Examination: Just by talking and examining a patient we can often diagnose mental health problems even without them admitting they have a problem. The key is getting them in to see the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of an abortion and what are the disadvantages? What is mental health or physical issues?

What are the advantages of an abortion and what are the disadvantages? What is mental health or physical issues?

Medicine & Morality: Of all medical procedures performed in the us, abortion is the most charged emotionally, politically, morally. No other medical procedure's been limited, debated like this one. If strip aside personal beliefs, abortion done by trained professionals is a safe procedure 4ending a pregnancy. The stressors assoc w unintended/hi-risk pregnancy can b traumatic. Politics/religion amplify those stressors. ...Read more