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[–] vonHugenbuben 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know a lady who is perfectly lovely, charming, and articulate, when she takes her meds. We are not allowed to force her to take meds so she ends up in hospital every couple months. She becomes completely deranged and is a danger to herself and others. Do you want her living next door to you? Regardless of your personal experience, there is a huge number of people who simply do not fit into society through no fault of their own. They need a place to live and be taken care of. Also, you have to be a certain level of functioning to live in ALF. So the people you were working with were more stable than those in LTC. We are not captors, we are caregivers. Thanks.

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[–] Damnpasswords 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You're not, the outside doctors that force people in out of laziness are. I was thrice almost institutionalized for losing linguistic cohesiveness with two different psychiatrists (once each) when talking about my month on the brink of death, years of malpractice caused pain, and my rape.

The first was convinced that I was always incapable of forming a coherent thought (because the office was a "safe space" (in the basement of a rec center, hat you had to wade through a crowd of people to get in/out) The second? I had loaned a few grand to my dad and found out that he almost made my mother homeless through what equated to a knife sales job (I'll get you you fuckers, you robbed an old autistic man, I going to print your deaths and send them to your families...in my next life) and the (Patel) doctor thought that me being upset was due to bipolar disorder. (Not fielding collection calls to my mom)

I had to fight tooth and nail to stay free. Why? Laziness and ineptitude

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[–] CleatusMaximus [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

unfotunetly that kind of darkness has yet to be eradicated. Sorry to hear that. Hope all is well in your life.

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[–] CleatusMaximus [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

agreed its not always the fantasy land people want it to be, especially if short staffed and under served it can be quite daunting. For the most part people help others because they want to and like i said in an earlier comment, those that do it for the money dont last long.