It takes a fricking (MI) “team” to care for a severely MI patient? I think so.
Yep it sucks. There’s a number of things I don’t like about it. Work as a team attracts extroverts into the job which are like natural bullies and ostracizers, as well as other things like being the least likely to relate to a sz. “Team” is associated with playing a game against someone, which I felt I was involved in with a community team like they were playing a game to win and I was going to lose. Other things too but idgaf.
I think it is awesome. So much support for me
Probably depends on the team you’re placed with.
There are some great people who help folks out within a clinical team setting.
If the team functions well, you’ve got some good synergy between staff and yourself— ultimately leading to better care.
However, on the flipside, some human beings have no business being involved in the care of others, yet there they are.
I’ve dealt with my fair share of awful medical professionals— doctors, pdocs, and therapists alike— both individually as well as part of a team program.
i need my mh team
with out it id be dead
they keep me safe with their support 24/7
being able to see my pdoc once a week if needed or ok to skip a month if im healthy
i also go to a symptoms management group with peers run by our social workers
then i see a sw/therapist who i really dont like but my team is short a few social workers for almost a year now so she is the only available
then i have a phone call from another sw who is great but i dont trust the phone so its just a short check in
they also have a crisis beeper that we can use 24/7 to talk to someone
I’ve never had access to a team.
I’m very lucky with my team. I’m finally able to be open. I only had to change therapists and my pdoc. Now all work well together. I just don’t have access on weekends. Which can be rough. Like currently a bit out of my head. But I see my peer support tomorrow morning. And peer groups have been fantastic side from being triggering on occasion. Which happens when you have religious delusions and everyone else is highly religious.
What I meant was, all this money going toward paying the salaries of pdocs, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, therapists and peer support workers. What a massive amount of money going toward the support of each one of us. I think some of us need it and its money well spent. But do I myself really need all that?
Yes I think you deserve it.
I suspect sometimes that the only reason I have such an elaborate team at the VA is because I have a long, ancient history of being very suicidal and also because my son committed suicide. They are taking extra precautions. That’s all.
My support team is brilliant.
@SkinnyMe im sorry to hear about your son
if you get all that care then you most likely need it because they dont just hand out the money to anyone
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