IamA Overnight Crisis Counselor for Teens; AMA!
My short bio: I work for a non-profit agency that helps teens and families dealing with crisis situations in our area of the US. I primarily began working for this agency as a residential case manager in a short-term therapeutic residential facility for teens. I'm moving on to bigger pastures soon but I've agreed to help complete overnight shifts during the holidays as 2014 closes. I'm trying to kill some time until 8am gets here!
Feel free to ask any questions related to mental health issues with teens and families. PLEASE keep in mind that anything I share merely reflects my opinion and should not be a substitute for information and guidance provided by your own personal therapist(s) or other local human services agencies.
My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/JDyfzAt.jpg (left to right: keys for facility doors and locks, main office phone, primary shift book containing essential staff duty forms)
4PM EDIT: Hey all, thanks for all the great questions and comments. I'm going to come back tomorrow and answer all relevant questions I've missed, so I apologize to those that I haven't got to yet. Plus, I got Gold and had some time on the front page today? Say what? Adding that to my resume tonight.