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Anything off limits in therapy?

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I can't talk about suicidal thoughts or actions with friends or family but was wondering if it was the same sort of taboo in therapy. I know you're allowed to say if you're feeling suicidal. But sometimes I do things when I'm feeling so sad and desperate and I want to tell someone how bad it is.
 
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I can't talk about suicidal thoughts or actions with friends or family but was wondering if it was the same sort of taboo in therapy. I know you're allowed to say if you're feeling suicidal. But sometimes I do things when I'm feeling so sad and desperate and I want to tell someone how bad it is.
You are free to talk about anything but they might recommend hospitalization if you do talk about suicide

Further not saying you are but homicidal statements are reported to the authorities, and usually hospitalization follows

You dont get hospitilazed neccesarily for suicidal thoughts, but they will probably ask you to make a safety plan so you avoid self harm
 
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^^^this


Therapy is a safe space to talk about anything. But (atleast in usa) if your therapist believes you're currently suicidal or a danger to yourself or others. You can be commited.


Can depend on how strong your relationship with your therapist is, how well they know your specific behavior and what your red flags are.
 
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You are free to talk about anything but they might recommend hospitalization if you do talk about suicide

Further not saying you are but homicidal statements are reported to the authorities, and usually hospitalization follows

You dont get hospitilazed neccesarily for suicidal thoughts, but they will probably ask you to make a safety plan so you avoid self harm
Thank you. I knew they had to say something if you "are at risk of hurting yourself or someone else".
 
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^^^this


Therapy is a safe space to talk about anything. But (atleast in usa) if your therapist believes you're currently suicidal or a danger to yourself or others. You can be commited.


Can depend on how strong your relationship with your therapist is, how well they know your specific behavior and what your red flags are.
Thank you. Have you found a therapist you have a strong relationship with?
 
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Thank you. Have you found a therapist you have a strong relationship with?
She was a masters student so she is no longer my therapist.

I liked her because she wasn't afraid to tell me the voices and the delusions weren't real.

I hate went mental health profesionals refuse to do that.

My next therapist said I should hang up school

Hated that lady.

Oh I discontintinued treatment.

I am currently symptom free.

I might relapse, but I don't feel like I will.

If i do I know where to go, not that i have much faith in em
 
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She was a masters student so she is no longer my therapist.

I liked her because she wasn't afraid to tell me the voices and the delusions weren't real.

I hate went mental health profesionals refuse to do that.

My next therapist said I should hang up school

Hated that lady.

Oh I discontintinued treatment.

I am currently symptom free.

I might relapse, but I don't feel like I will.

If i do I know where to go, not that i have much faith in em
My first therapist was really bad and I am very very skeptical. I would try to describe something that hurt me and she would just tell me how great I have it and tell a horror story of another patient
 
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My first therapist was really bad and I am very very skeptical. I would try to describe something that hurt me and she would just tell me how great I have it and tell a horror story of another patient
Ugh, my first therapist was horrible for me too. It seemed like she already had a set idea on what my "problem" was, and then didn't seem to take any of my concerns seriously. I already had a problem with not believing my own experiences and my experience with her made it worse.
Luckily I have a great therapist now, and like hello513 said..my therapist now is also not afraid to tell me that I am experiencing delusions...my first therapist though, she was telling me that I didn't really believe them...big difference there haha :p
But I have been wondering if I should mention self-harm to my therapist. She knows I have before but I didn't tell her when I started to again. I don't know, I don't feel like it's a sad emotional thing I just like to do it. But I am scared of being committed...
 
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maybe just tell the therapist a little bit
to see how he / she reacts
 
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Ugh, my first therapist was horrible for me too. It seemed like she already had a set idea on what my "problem" was, and then didn't seem to take any of my concerns seriously. I already had a problem with not believing my own experiences and my experience with her made it worse.
Luckily I have a great therapist now, and like hello513 said..my therapist now is also not afraid to tell me that I am experiencing delusions...my first therapist though, she was telling me that I didn't really believe them...big difference there haha :p
But I have been wondering if I should mention self-harm to my therapist. She knows I have before but I didn't tell her when I started to again. I don't know, I don't feel like it's a sad emotional thing I just like to do it. But I am scared of being committed...
Not seen a therapist yet (on a waiting list) but I HATE it when so called medical professionals hear one part of your story and then act like that is your sole problem and think they have you pegged. i recently had a couple of trips to hospital and when interviewed by the psychiatric nurses i told my story for the first time which without boring everyone goes depression - alcohol - alcohol and drugs - no drugs, less alcohol, worse depression. they seemed to ignore the first and last stages of that so when i go to my doctor for treatment he just has a report saying that i'm an alcoholic drug addict.

when i was honest with him about my situation he agreed that alcohol and drugs are not my problem at this point in time (as my drinking levels are nowhere near alcoholic levels and i only did drugs 3 times in 2 years prior to a breakdown last year) and thankfully actually listened. was infuriating that the actual psychiatric nurses just heard me say drugs and alcohol and decided that's who i was and put me in their little "just another piss head druggie" box, what was the point in me telling my story if they only wanted to hear those two words!?!?
 
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Not seen a therapist yet (on a waiting list) but I HATE it when so called medical professionals hear one part of your story and then act like that is your sole problem and think they have you pegged. i recently had a couple of trips to hospital and when interviewed by the psychiatric nurses i told my story for the first time which without boring everyone goes depression - alcohol - alcohol and drugs - no drugs, less alcohol, worse depression. they seemed to ignore the first and last stages of that so when i go to my doctor for treatment he just has a report saying that i'm an alcoholic drug addict.

when i was honest with him about my situation he agreed that alcohol and drugs are not my problem at this point in time (as my drinking levels are nowhere near alcoholic levels and i only did drugs 3 times in 2 years prior to a breakdown last year) and thankfully actually listened. was infuriating that the actual psychiatric nurses just heard me say drugs and alcohol and decided that's who i was and put me in their little "just another piss head druggie" box, what was the point in me telling my story if they only wanted to hear those two words!?!?
Right?! It just makes it very clear when they do that, that they don't really care...it can end up causing more harm or at least stalling the actual help needed.
 
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