AND THIS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE OF ANY PROFESSION!
(From Psychology Today online)
In this below article, the above authors talk very openly about the complete lack of use of psychiatrists' and psychologists' therapy on themselves and the fact that they often are the one's needing the therapy and their clients get their time wasted by the therapist laying his/her burdens down! (oddly enough such therapists don't use their own psych "tech" - and are resistive to coercion by their colleagues! -but usually take to drinking, meditation etc instead!) - This is an article you might want to fully read as it is 100% admission and exposure of NO TECH OF THE MIND in these fields!
More importantly, though ,is THEIR OWN SUICIDE RATE which the below excerpt covers!
Why are they trying to do anything about suicide prevention - ala Teen Screen - when they have the highest rate of any profession???
The more one LOOKS, the more one finds outlandish and outrageous contradictions of common sense!
It almost hurts it's so blatant!
"In a 1968 hospital study, psychiatrists reported reacting to patient suicides with feelings of "guilt and self-recrimination." Others considered the suicide to be "a direct act of spite" or said it was like being "fired." Whatever the reaction, the emotional toll is great.Bruno Bettelheim. Paul Federn. Wilhelm Stekel. Victor Tausk. Lawrence Kohlberg. Perhaps you recognize one or two of the names. They're all prominent mental health professionals who, like Freud, committed suicide.
"All too often the stresses of work and everyday life lead mental health professionals down this path. According to psychologist David Lester, Ph.D., director of the Center for the Study of Suicide, mental health professionals kill themselves at an abnormally high rate.
"Indeed, highly publicized reports about the suicide rate of psychiatrists led the American Psychiatric Association to create a Task Force on Suicide Prevention in the late 1970s. A study initiated by that task force, published in 1980, concluded that
"psychiatrists commit suicide at rates about twice those expected [of physicians]"
"the occurrence of suicides by psychiatrists is quite constant year-to-year, indicating a relatively stable over-supply of depressed psychiatrists."
No other medical specialty yielded such a high suicide rate."