Saturday, August 17, 2019

Comments by CrazySharks

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  • I’m reminded the internet is not a safe place, your comment hurt.
    Well, of the roughly 10,000 sessions I’ve had, three have resulted in emergency petition and I feel certain those people would not be alive had I not done it. I could be wrong though. I hope I don’t think my needs are more important than my clients’, I don’t think they are, but I’m also not a robot. People and their pain are messy; the “right” thing is so hard to identify sometimes. I will most definitely think of your comment and I am sorry for your pain, or the pain of those that you care about. It’s an important conversation and important to be reminded that maybe no one can “save” someone. I’ll read the article you linked with an open mind.

  • What a great article and what an important perspective. Let’s stop getting in the way of what people in pain need: other people who are present.
    I had a couple thoughts of disagreement that seemed important – I have “emergency petitioned” a couple clients over the years, or sent them unwillingly to the hospital. In all cases they were people I was REALLY worried about, that seemed in imminent (like as soon as they left my office) danger. I cared about them and told them as much, and thought they would die if they left my room for anywhere but the hospital. Surely this is appropriate sometimes.
    Also, and I am less proud of this, in many cases I have been scared of not convincing someone to go to the hospital who later commits suicide, whose family later sues me. It scares me I could lose the profession that means so much to me if I am sued, that I could not be able to take care of my family without a job. I lost a client once to suicide and it gutted me. For months I wondered if I should have done more, if I should have convinced them to go to the hospital. I think there are times we are protecting ourselves and the suicidal individual when we send them to the hospital.