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…