The Dangers of Working with the Mentally Ill

February 21, 2019

Although I was asked this more when I worked in a prison, when I meet someone new and tell them what I do and the kind of people I work with day-to-day I often get this shocked look and the question, "do you feel safe?"  It seems shocking especially to those who spend their day in an office that my career involves visiting homeless camps, Psychiatric inpatient units and client's homes. 


So let me share the worst work injury I have every experienced in my 8+ years working with those whom have mental health issues.



 Now here might be the next question; who did this to you? 


Here's the story from my worst injury working in the social work field.











Besides the above knee bruise I has another issue arise during my incident












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