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Say it with me now

People are stupid

Woman just calls (just a refresher for the fans, it is 12:10 AM!)
"Is (name of her therapist) there?"
"I'm sorry, mental health is closed"
"Oh, I thought they were open 24 hours"
"No, they open at 8am" I go on to see if she is having an emergency
"Thanks, I'll try back later"

Do people honestly think their therapist would be at work at 12:10AM? Two words: Reality Therapy (not really in the way Ellis uses it, mind you. But it's the right sentiment)

As soon as my decongestant kicks in, I'm off to bed.

P.S. Reading my comments on the previous post, I realize that I may have suggested that I was in a porn. EWWWWWWW. Of course, since I wrote that post in a self-medicated haze (I've been combining decongestant with my leftover pain meds from the recent dental work for maximum effect) I have no idea what I really wanted to say.


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Oct. 2nd, 2002 07:25 am (UTC)

I think therapist should. Do you know that over 50% of suicides in this country happen between the hours of 11:15 pm and 4 am????
Oct. 2nd, 2002 09:59 am (UTC)
Re: well
That's why we have crisis intervention people like me, who is also aided by a very competent emergency therapist. I think it is extremely short-sighted to expect a person in such an intense position to be available twenty-four hours a day. The burnout rate for therapists working in a community mental health setting is already severe; allowing consumers to contact them whenever they felt they "needed" their therapist would be disasterous.

Can you tell that people bitch at me about this a lot? People in therapy need to learn the difference between a therapy session and a crisis intervention, which are two completely different things.
Oct. 2nd, 2002 07:09 pm (UTC)
Re: well
Oct. 2nd, 2002 07:50 pm (UTC)
i was gonna comment but you said it all stewart.
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