[AMA] I work at a Psychiatric Hospital.
Hey guys, didn't post enough proof, oops! Let's try this again. Hey guys! This is my first AMA, here's some proof.
I'm going to remain confidential as to allow myself to answer questions as honestly as possible without worrying about my employer finding out. Any opinions here are mine alone, unless otherwise stated and do not reflect that of my employer.
I've been working as a Behavioral Health Tech for about 3 years now, working in the high acuity unit in a Psychiatric Hospital. High acuity simply means the I work with the toughest patients. Ask me anything!
EDIT: Wow guys thanks for all the questions! I'm still not done answering and I'm not closing the AMA so please feel free to keep asking! I've gotta sleep before work tonight but depending on how the night goes I'll have some free time to respond. I'm making it a goal to respond to everyone so keep them coming!
EDIT 2: I just woke up and wow, so many questions and rip my inbox! I'm rolling into work now and whenever I get time I'm going to answer everyone!
EDIT 3: I answered so many questions tonight guys! It was a very calm shift. I'll answer some more before bed and hopefully be all caught up tomorrow (unless I get a ton more today). I skipped some repeat questions so sorry if I didn't get yours. I also need to follow up on some comments as well. Thanks for the gold! Your guys are awesome. Feel free to keep asking questions.
FINAL EDIT: Thank you guys for such an amazing AMA. I learned a lot from you and I hope you learned something from me too. Mental illness is a serious issue that should not be taken lightly. Be kind and supportive of people afflicted with it. If you suffer from it, live. Do not give up. You can be happy and you can beat it. Know there are people out there who love you, even if we don't know you, and that there are people who understand you and you are not alone. I've answered every question, I'm still replying to comments and will answer questions for as long as they are asked. I'm here for you if you need me.
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