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    Default Psychiatric Hospital

    Hey does anyone on the forum work in a psychiatric hospital, is it anything like Silence of the Lambs?

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    why are you asking?

    please tell me you're just trolling
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    Hey does anyone on the forum work in a psychiatric hospital, is it anything like Silence of the Lambs?
    Obviously it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    why are you asking?

    please tell me you're just trolling
    I'm thinking of working in one as a psychiatrist or occupational therapist

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    I'm thinking of working in one as a psychiatrist or occupational therapist
    if you think it could be anything like that, go with occupational therapist.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I've read some headlines recently saying we put more of our mentally ill in prisons than in mental hospitals. We also have a lot of mentally ill homeless. If you want to work with the mentally ill in the US, focusing on those groups would probably give you more bang for your buck.
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    I have worked with individuals in state mental hospitals, psych wards and correctional facilities as a rights advocate. There are many incidences of abuse/neglect, over medicating, excessive seclusion/restraint practices. I think you would really have to look at your belief system when it comes to the treatment of individuals with a mental illness because working in a system of institutionalization can warp a person's mindset. I have seen staff do criminal things, and I have had staff come to me privately and say they don't want to do these things but the "system" demands it. I felt safer in a prison setting than the state hospital because services were so poor in the "hospital."

    You have to be a strong person to do things in an ethical, professional manner...not to say you won't but just be aware of the pressure that may exist for you to conform to substandard practices.

    OTOH, competent, compassionate professionals are sorely needed and your impact on a person's life could be significant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OptoGypsy View Post
    Hey does anyone on the forum work in a psychiatric hospital, is it anything like Silence of the Lambs?
    You mean One Flew over the Coocoos Nest?

    Yes, I've heard from informed sources that its like that.

    Sad, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    You mean One Flew over the Coocoos Nest?

    Yes, I've heard from informed sources that its like that.

    Sad, really.
    Yeah it's like the film, minus the shock therapy.

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