IamA Mental Health Technician at one of the biggest hospitals in my state. AMA!
Hey, everyone! I've been working for about a year and a half now as a mental health technician at this hospital and I've worked on all of our units. I've seen everything from drug addiction, to depression, to severe schizophrenia. Ever had a question about mental health/psychology/psychiatry, what mental health is really like, what it's like on a psychiatric unit, or anything else? Well, here's your chance! I'll answer any and every question you might have.
I'm really excited to do this, so ask me anything, Reddit!
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EDIT: I'm glad I'm getting so many questions! I have to go meet a couple of friends for a late lunch, but I'll be back in about an hour and a half. Please continue to leave me questions. I will answer all of them when I get back, I promise! Thanks!
EDIT 2: I'm back! That took longer than planned, but I'm back to answer questions. I have a bunch built up, but I swear I'll answer all of them! Keep on sending them in!
EDIT 3: I'm still taking and answering questions! I'll probably keep doing this throughout the night and even into tomorrow some. We'll just see how long this thread maintains interest.
EDIT 4: Hey, guys, I dozed off for a while. More tired than I thought. I am going to actually go to bed now. If you have any more questions, I'll try to keep answering them when I wake up tomorrow. But for now, good night.
EDIT 5: Alright, I'm back for a while longer. I'll keep answering questions for a bit, so if you have any more, ask them now. Thanks for so many responses!
EDIT 6: Well, no new questions seem to be coming in and it's been over 24 hours, so I'm going to go ahead and call it. I enjoyed doing the AMA and I'm glad so many people responded and participated. I hope you enjoyed it and found it insightful and informative. Until next time, reddit! Farewell!