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Should I see the school's psychiatric services?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

If you'reasking, it probably means that something is going on that is troubling you.
Schools fortunate and foresightful enough to have school-based services can make it much easier for students to come by and get an opinion about what is troubling them. The clinics do not interact with other parts of the school administration, so your conversations are confidential.

In brief: Probably

If you'reasking, it probably means that something is going on that is troubling you.
Schools fortunate and foresightful enough to have school-based services can make it much easier for students to come by and get an opinion about what is troubling them. The clinics do not interact with other parts of the school administration, so your conversations are confidential.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: PROBABLY

If something is intense enough to ask the question, at the least you are really uncomfortable.
Sort it out now - either fix it or get it out of the way, but don't sit in your troubles and wait for them to evaporate.

In brief: PROBABLY

If something is intense enough to ask the question, at the least you are really uncomfortable.
Sort it out now - either fix it or get it out of the way, but don't sit in your troubles and wait for them to evaporate.
Dr. Aaron Ament
Dr. Aaron Ament
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: yes

Yes. They usually do a good job.
If the school's services do not reasonably address your problems, you can then go outside the school and see someone privately. Or, you can go for a consultation and ask for a private referral. They are usually separate from the school administration, and are only legally required to notify someone if they believe the person is actively dangerous or suicidal.

In brief: yes

Yes. They usually do a good job.
If the school's services do not reasonably address your problems, you can then go outside the school and see someone privately. Or, you can go for a consultation and ask for a private referral. They are usually separate from the school administration, and are only legally required to notify someone if they believe the person is actively dangerous or suicidal.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
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