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Sometimes You Don't Hear About The Success Stories

MainerMikeBrown

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When I was in college back in 2003, the instructor of one class I was taking was an experienced psychotherapist.

He told the class that when you work as a mental health worker/professional, you often don't hear about the success stories. When you've made a difference in the life of someone with mental illness, you may not find out that you've helped the person. You may not find out that the individual you've helped overcome his or her mental health issues and is now living a happy, productive life.

So if you're either a mental health worker/professional or someone who is thinking about becoming one, you may end up helping more people than you think and that you're aware of.
 

klemmeri

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Hi MMB - I agree. This forum has one side covered, I.e. the anxiety issues. But it would be nice to hear from folks would benefited from treatment.
 

smilingsoul

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I'm a success story for psychiatry most of the time :). I'm grateful for the years of high quality, relatively symptom free life that was unlocked for my by Zoloft (with an assist from lorazepam to begin with). As I've said elsewhere, it isn't medicine alone, it's all the other coping/healing skills that my therapists, mental health educators, and fellow sufferers taught me as well.
 

klemmeri

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I'm a success story for psychiatry most of the time :). I'm grateful for the years of high quality, relatively symptom free life that was unlocked for my by Zoloft (with an assist from lorazepam to begin with). As I've said elsewhere, it isn't medicine alone, it's all the other coping/healing skills that my therapists, mental health educators, and fellow sufferers taught me as well.
Smiling soul - It’s good to hear that you’ve benefited from therapy. I’ve been on Xanax for 25 years. It keeps panic down but anxiety is still there. I have an appointment for a psychotherapist to see if CBT will work. That would be nice .
 

MakUSA

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I'm a success story for psychiatry most of the time :). I'm grateful for the years of high quality, relatively symptom free life that was unlocked for my by Zoloft (with an assist from lorazepam to begin with). As I've said elsewhere, it isn't medicine alone, it's all the other coping/healing skills that my therapists, mental health educators, and fellow sufferers taught me as well.
I am happy to hear that you benefit. Keep it up
 
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