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Being A Mental Health Worker/Professional A Good Or Bad Job?

MainerMikeBrown

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Being a mental health worker or mental health professional isn't for everybody. As a matter of fact, I know some people who wonder why anyone would want to do that for a living.

However, to say that working in the mental health field is a good and enjoyable way to make or living or not is a matter of opinion (I'm not talking about the pay, I mean the job itself). While some people would rather do something else for a living, their are those who love helping folks trying to combat their mental health issues. Many work as mental health workers/professionals for several decades and really like what they do.

So if you're considering the mental health field as something you might want enter, do what you think is right for you. Just because some like working in that field doesn't mean you'll like it. But on the other hand, just because some wouldn't want to do that for a living doesn't it's a bad option for you.
 

Cuchculan

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Certain people would be great at that type of work. Those who would not be are those who get emotionally invested far too easily. They take on the problems of others and can't let go of them. I know of one girl. She started working helping drug addicts. She ended up a dtug addict herself. Before that she was such a beautiful person. She would never do drugs or anything like that. But the drugs lead to sleeping around. That lead to HIV tests on a regular basis. Then she all but ctacked up and ended up in a psych hospital. Shows what can happen if you have not got the right frame of mind for those sort of jobs. She is clean these days. Doing a lot better. Vut that one type of work changed her life forever. Because she wasn't cut out for the job.
 

matisworried

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I've worked in the mental health field for sixteen years. it can be frustrating, stressful, exhausting... but it's also very rewarding.

I'd definitely agree it's not for everybody, though.
 
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