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nottaclevername1613 karma

"He always looks like he's going to brunch" is the most apt description that has stuck with me.

nottaclevername531 karma

Oh cool! Thanks for hanging out with us!

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nottaclevername511 karma

I am a nurse on an inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry unit and am concerned by your perception of "psych wards." I'm sorry your experiences have jaded you, buy I'm wary of how that may deter people who would benefit from mental health services. I've had many patients who were unhappy with their hospital stay at one point or another (whether related to behavioral expectations or limited freedoms), but none who have ever said they regretted the experience altogether.

Most recently I worked with an individual who was psychotic and labile and nearly smashed his/her way out of the facility ("You can't do this to me! I know my rights! Fuck this place and all you assholes!" etc) and even s/he left the staff a note professing his/her thanks for all we'd done to help when s/he left three weeks later.

That said, what do you think of young adults who "take control of their lives" by voluntarily seeking out mental health services? Are you explicitly opposed to medications? If so, why, and what alternative treatment would you recommend for neurochemical conditions shown to benefit from pharmaceutical intervention?

nottaclevername142 karma

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nottaclevername33 karma

Hey there, I'm a relatively new nurse working in an inpatient psychiatric unit. From time to time I get a little burned out from repeat patients who are unwilling to help themselves or work toward recovery for the sake of attention seeking (a lot of borderline patients with suicidal gestures and no intent, for example). What do you find helps keep you from becoming jaded?