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  •  PARAGRAPHS ARE YOUR FRIEND! eom. (9+ / 0-)

    It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink.

    by JayFromPA on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:22:55 PM PST

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      How do you tell who should have the keys and who should be kept from the sink?  Most Clinical Psychology books will tell you that very few people who are ill are also violent.

      •  Don't get me started on clinical psychologists (0+ / 0-)

        It's the inmates running the asylum!

        Even many doctors roll their eyes when you talk about psychologists -- the wise and wonderful folks who brought you "Refrigerator Moms" and other great hits.

        There's nothing like needing to talk to somebody and finding yourself holed up in a closet-sized room with a typical Texas Creationist Young Earth Republican who thinks they have all the answers to your problems.   It makes you wonder if they're supposed to be counselling you, or if you are supposed to be counselling them.

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          Yea, many Psychologists do seem a bit out there. I just think it is wrong to classify people with a mental illness as automatically violent. I am sure you have known people who you trust with your life who have also been on some form of psych meds.  There is simply not enough evidence to have such prejudices.

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