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This is why therapy sessions I’ve been too tend to look like the one in 101… http://www.depressioncomix.com/posts/101st/
A good therapist knows there is a difference between occasional suicidal thoughts and the actual intention to commit suicide. A good therapist won’t betray you and lock you up if you say stuff like that. Unfortunately, finding a therapist can be a bit of a crapshoot. I don’t doubt any therapist’s intention to help people, but not all of them are as wise as they need to be.
Yep. Been Baker Acted twice now because I thought I could be honest. Not much point in therapy if you can’t discuss what’s actually eating at you without being punished for it, so I suppose it just saves me money in the long run.
My therapists have always made me sign a contract saying I wont kill myself. If I didn’t sign it they would threaten to lock me up. I always had to lie. Instead of listening to me…I got threats. That stupid contract was just for their own peace of mind…or for legal reasons…They didn’t want to get sued. They never wanted to actually take the time and effort to help me.
I’ve tried therapy. It doesn’t work if you can’t be honest. The mental health system is a joke. It’s all money, money, money. The one time I said yes I need help, they put me in the hospital fo three days. They were going to keep me longer but once my insurance said they wouldn’t pay any more all the sudden I’m ok to go home.
Euler's Apprentice says
Speaking of thoughts of killing yourself is just as foolish as speaking of thoughts of killing others, and for the same reason.
Sophie Kinnee says
Thankfully my therapist knows enough of my history that he just wants to know how intense the suicidal thoughts are, because they are just noise that is always going to be in the back of my head.