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Tombomb

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I have been told that I shouldnt be a peer specialist because of the paper work. Ive been told that i shouldnt look into being one. If paper work is why i shouldnt try to pursue my dream I feel now that is really really sad. I know my skills to help people are very high. So my dream i guess will have to wait now for ever and I will continue to work and give my company that hired me the best I can give because even with my diagnose they are very understanding about my struggles. Seems kinda weird a Home Depot company is more willing to give me a chance then the Mental Health Facility I attend. I may not be the smartest fellow out there and I may suffer from mental illness but its very sad that paper work is more important then connecting with people. If anyone may feel or experienced a very cold feeling from your Mental Health Facility please respond.
 
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TulipIceCream

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Paperwork is a skill you can learn. Perhaps there is a conflict of interest about being employed at the mental health facility you attend?

I wanted to be a Mental Health Counselor but was told it was too triggering for me. It was though. I went in a different direction.
 
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Tombomb

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The place I go to thats the exact problem I see not much recovery at all. I know I can make a difference and if they are looking for someone who can do paperwork and its very sad. It takes more than paperwork in order to help us grow together to become healthy. Were I go the peer specialist must have a case of the sniffles an most likely have nothing majorly wrong with them.
 
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