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Have you known people who need mental help?

Sister Jean 2012/12/15 22:35:48
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  • Scrappyang 2012/12/22 17:49:19
    yes
    Scrappyang
    +2
    Yes, me for one and my hubby for another! But i have had friends and family members some of whom received help and others who needed to but didn't for one reason or another. I am bipoar with pTSD. I am on meds, see a shrink about 3-4 times a year to make sure all is going as it should with those meds, and know my triggers and what to do to make things not as severe or last as long. My hubby has his PTSD from incidents that are service related and he receives hisw meds and shrink through VA services. They keep pretty good tabs on how he is doing. Since both of us understand, we actually help each other, too, plus it makes it easier for us to talk to one another about how we are feeling.
  • Helmholtz 2012/12/20 06:43:07
    yes
    Helmholtz
    +2
    I know someone with bipolar, but she's on meds; sees a therapist, and knows her red flags.
  • Patent1 2012/12/17 20:24:27
    yes
    Patent1
    +2
    I have known many people that were mentally ill. Most were in the Marine Corps with me.
  • LayLady 2012/12/17 00:58:54
    yes
    LayLady
  • Alexander T Steward 2012/12/16 23:03:21
  • ALofRI 2012/12/16 18:18:31
    yes
    ALofRI
    I know a couple. One I don't WANT to know is "Robert" who posted the question "Obama the baby killer shedding tears?" Now, THERE'S a....well, "person", (I wont call him a "man"), who REALLY needs mental help! He has me blocked....to bad , I'd like to "hook him up"....with a Psychiatrist, of course...(let's say). How can people live with so much hate??
  • Jan 2012/12/16 17:33:46
    yes
    Jan
    +2
    Lots including myself when I had a nervous breakdown.
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/12/16 16:42:31
    yes
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +2
    Yes, I have.....
  • Veritas 2012/12/16 15:59:37
    yes
    Veritas
    +1
    My mother. She won't accept it though. Thinks she's fine. She is not.
  • JAINA12 2012/12/16 15:55:38
  • Ƹyeless LillyAnn 2012/12/16 15:36:54
    yes
    Ƹyeless LillyAnn
    +2
    Yesh myself
    Neurosis-it causes you to feel depressedand unhappy never to often causes death.
  • Tordgaard 2012/12/16 12:01:44
    yes
    Tordgaard
    +2
    I've worked with people who needed mental help ... yes, that's ambiguous: I'm talking about both co-workers and patients.
  • courtney.epperson.96 2012/12/16 10:47:43 (edited)
    yes
    courtney.epperson.96
    +2
    Too many... where should I start?

    Ah, how about the beginning?

    My Mother has DID. My cousin-in-law is schizophrenic. My ex best girl friend is bipolar and an addict to just about everything.

    That's enough to make me never want to meet new people. But oh, the innumerable alcoholics. I used to be one, though I don't like to admit that.

    And I'm on Zoloft. Chronic depression.
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/12/16 10:19:14
  • timothy.hill.14 2012/12/16 09:51:48
    yes
    timothy.hill.14
    +4
    I went to college with someone who is a paranoid schizophrenic and during my undergrad internship I worked at a outpatient mental health building specializing in the treatment of people with mental illness and co occurring disorders.
  • Mae 2012/12/16 09:05:58
    yes
    Mae
    +3
    Yes I have, and still do. The most heart-breaking situation is a friend's grandchild who shows worrisome signs of being a sociopath. The child is undergoing testing, so they can figure out exactly what condition the child has.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/12/16 08:20:03
    yes
    TheTruth1313
    +3
    I work in the field.
  • Walt 2012/12/16 07:29:28
    yes
    Walt
    +3
    The people I know who needed professional mental health assistance were all responsible people who sought out the help they needed.
  • courtne... Walt 2012/12/16 10:49:20
    courtney.epperson.96
    +3
    That's fortunate.
  • T J 2012/12/16 07:24:55
    yes
    T J
    +2
    Only the brave ones can admit they need help.
  • Sister ... T J 2012/12/16 12:35:44
    Sister Jean
    true
  • Mike 2012/12/16 06:46:57
    yes
    Mike
    +4
    It's hard to avoid someone, who at one time or another, hasn't had a mental help issue. The stresses in today's living and the things we are willing to take, just to relieve stress, encourage it.
  • ☆Katharina☆ 2012/12/16 06:10:22
    yes
    ☆Katharina☆
    +1
    Helped teach a whole class when I was in high school
  • Miss Kris the Centrist 2012/12/16 06:08:35
    yes
    Miss Kris the Centrist
    +2
    But not seriously enough that it made them violent.
  • jennie 2012/12/16 05:51:28
    yes
    jennie
    +4
    Eating disorder, panic attacks and depression in people I know of. They're health problems, nothing to be ashamed of.
  • courtne... jennie 2012/12/16 10:51:18
    courtney.epperson.96
    +2
    A lot of people have anxiety. :/ I forgot to mention that in my answer... how could I forget? It's just so common.

    My Mom is the worst of all the people I know though. On top of her anxiety, she is agoraphobic and has DID.
  • jennie courtne... 2012/12/16 11:48:40
    jennie
    +3
    I hope you have peace and happiness in your life like we all want. I hope your mom does too.
  • wandadear 2012/12/16 05:19:42
    yes
    wandadear
    +4
    yes and there is nothing wrong with people seeking the help that they need
  • Scrappyang wandadear 2012/12/22 17:53:43
    Scrappyang
    +1
    Thank you for your attitude. Too many others are quick to point fingers and/or avoid those trying to find a way to change the negative into a positive.
  • wandadear Scrappyang 2012/12/23 01:56:35
    wandadear
    you are welcome
  • rand 2012/12/16 04:49:01
    yes
    rand
    +4
    With over 3 decades of working for a psych hospital, yep, I've known many.
  • Nautical Princess 2012/12/16 04:42:15
    yes
    Nautical Princess
    +3
    My friend's bipolar & completely psycho! haha!!
  • ZERO 2012/12/16 04:37:03
    yes
    ZERO
    +2
    I encounter them pretty regularly here.
  • Freedom Mom 2012/12/16 04:00:04
    yes
    Freedom Mom
    +5
    Yes, and they need help. Sad to say many self medicate as well with drugs or alcohol it can be a deadly combination sad to say.
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/12/16 03:37:11
    yes
    JT For Political Reform
    +3
    Yes, my mother and my daughter-in-law.
  • sneekyfoot 2012/12/16 02:21:34
    yes
    sneekyfoot
    +2
    I have seen a lot of mental illness.
  • Eddie 2012/12/16 01:42:48
    yes
    Eddie
    +4
    Yes, my ex-wife! And guess what? If the person is a legal adult there isn't a damned thing you can do about it. Short of the person being convicted of some kind of crime where the judge takes an interest and forces the person into psychiatric care, the person has to willingly commit themselves. Even then they can voluntarily check themselves out any time they choose.
  • Eddie Eddie 2012/12/16 01:44:04
    Eddie
    +4
    If it were different maybe she'd still be alive.
  • courtne... Eddie 2012/12/16 10:53:06
    courtney.epperson.96
    It's unfortunate but it sounds like you've been there, done that. I've been there with my cousin who is schizophrenic and at this point, I'm nearing having to confront the idea of cutting emotional ties... actually already kind of there, but it hurts.

    When you can't help, what can you do? Watch them go down?
  • Eddie courtne... 2012/12/17 00:31:50
    Eddie
    +1
    You just have to put the situation in God's hands and remove yourself from the situation before you get brought down with them. That's all you can do.

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