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    For reference, I work where the most severely...

    For reference, I work where the most severely mentally ill people in our state/region are treated. We have about 270 patients at any given time, and about 3-6 of them are getting ECT. Itís pretty...
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    When several trials of depression meds and...

    When several trials of depression meds and various talk therapies have failed, one option is ECT. It can be done inpatient or outpatient. Itís usually 3 treatments a week for a month. Some people...
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    Iíve noticed not being seen or heard since...

    Iíve noticed not being seen or heard since turning 50. People are quicker to talk over me or interrupt me or ignore me and then repeat my idea later as if itís their own. And Iím Caucasian and a...
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    I donít know if Avatar is a cult classic,...

    I donít know if Avatar is a cult classic, actually. How does one decide?
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    Oh yes! And Office Space!

    Oh yes! And Office Space!
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    I received many awards for musical performance in...

    I received many awards for musical performance in high school.

    About 15 years ago I realized that while I am good at it, I donít enjoy it.

    I sold my instruments and never looked back.
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    We just got back from Vancouver, and Iím pretty...

    We just got back from Vancouver, and Iím pretty sure I recognized their apartment building from my walks around the city.

    I like how they travel, and donít worry about spending money on that,...
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    Iím less drawn to over-consume sweet things. When...

    Iím less drawn to over-consume sweet things. When I was a kid I could eat a dozen chocolate chip cookies after school and still eat dinner. And I was skinny. But in the last ten years I notice that...
  10. iPhone X. The smaller model. Expensive. But I do...

    iPhone X. The smaller model. Expensive. But I do like it.

    I would have bought an 8 or something older, but my husband bought this for me. He doesnít ask - he just gets me what he thinks is best....
  11. Other ways it will appeal to you - Books...

    Other ways it will appeal to you -

    Books instead of real books
    Alarm instead of alarm clock
    Timer instead of kitchen timer
    News instead of on tv
    Email/etc instead of a laptop
    Phone instead...
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    I go to lido deck buffet - I don't do formal.

    I go to lido deck buffet - I don't do formal.
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    Just finished up a 2 week vacation (1 week was a...

    Just finished up a 2 week vacation (1 week was a cruise) with the family. First cruise for me. I decided to take just a backpack. So I took (including what I was wearing):

    3 underwear
    2 bras
    3...
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    Like Bae, I work with law enforcement regularly....

    Like Bae, I work with law enforcement regularly. In my situation itís for allegations of rape or abuse, or physical altercations, from/between our patients. Many times itís part of the delusion...
  15. Thread: Exciting News!

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    2 years ago we bought a 1930ís house of 800 sq ft...

    2 years ago we bought a 1930ís house of 800 sq ft in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Phoenix. It was livable right away but we slowly are making it better. Itís a lot of fun. And we own lots more...
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    Like Bae - tears in our eyes happen now and then...

    Like Bae - tears in our eyes happen now and then - mental health is not an easy environment and our patients have horrendous back stories at times. We arenít surprised when it touches us, as we are...
  17. Our 3 kids all did their first half of college at...

    Our 3 kids all did their first half of college at the community college, and at almost no cost as they attended part of it during their high school years and had scholarships. Then they finished at...
  18. Thread: Exciting News!

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    Iíve always thought that all house sales should...

    Iíve always thought that all house sales should be managed like they do it on island nations: all window coverings, appliances, furniture, etc stay with the house.
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    Ha! Iím hoping it rains on his parade.

    Ha! Iím hoping it rains on his parade.
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    In other words - Iím summing up emotional...

    In other words - Iím summing up emotional intelligence, which a lot of highly educated people do not have.
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    Yes I get that - but when I say ďcultureĒ Iím...

    Yes I get that - but when I say ďcultureĒ Iím including things like:

    1. how to talk with a coworker so you are not provoking conflict - being accountable with your interpersonal communication
    ...
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    There is a way to give guidance to an employee...

    There is a way to give guidance to an employee which will not feel like micromanaging, I have people reporting to me who have masters degrees and PhDs. But they still need input at times on policy...
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    Iíd hold off on plan B until end of the week at...

    Iíd hold off on plan B until end of the week at least. Business decisions move slowly especially in large government type bureaucracies. We are making job offers this week from interviews a month...
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    Voting for Trump after what we know now, is...

    Voting for Trump after what we know now, is unfathomable to me.
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    Good point on the personal level. I choose to...

    Good point on the personal level. I choose to donate PTO instead of organize a big fundraiser.

    However my observation of our society still is true. The collective ďweĒ does not do this.
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