Working for a System That Doesn’t Work

How stigma, media, and bureaucracy contribute to a broken mental health system.

In junior year of high school, I watched a lot of crime shows, and fell in love with Dr. Spencer Reid. I wanted to be like him, but after accepting the fact that I wouldn’t be able to handle crime scenes, I decided to study psychology. Seven years later, I’m currently working as a case manager at a mental health center.

Do you know how often people ask me if my job is dangerous? Or if I’m scared of being…



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