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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 01:28 PM
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9. As a mental health professional, that child needs to be evaluated
sooner rather than later. It sounds to me, just from what you have written that she is experiencing a definitive mental health issue that goes way beyond therapy.

Wanting to kill someone is obviously over the top, but you knew that.

I would take her TODAY to be evaluated at an in patient hospital facility and have a psychiatrist examine her. Not a psychologist who cannot prescribe, but a psychiatrist who can.

Unfortunately, that is often the problem with therapy, someone needs meds, but the LCSW or the psychologist can't prescribe them (depending on the state and licesure laws)

PM me if you need additional information.
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  -I need advice about a teenager - Please I'm very concerned. Dirty Hippie  Mar-01-07 11:29 AM   #0 
  - Yes, pathological.  janesez   Mar-01-07 11:32 AM   #1 
  - Oh wow. I think you're correct in realizing this is in the out-of-normal range.  Oregonian   Mar-01-07 11:33 AM   #2 
  - Good advice regarding the cops.  Zavulon   Mar-01-07 11:35 AM   #3 
  - the is very out of normal range  AllegroRondo   Mar-01-07 11:37 AM   #4 
  - way over the line  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Mar-01-07 11:37 AM   #5 
  - It sounds like her first 7 years left her permanently scarred. She needs help,  grace0418   Mar-01-07 11:41 AM   #6 
  - Here's a short answer.  jobycom   Mar-01-07 12:39 PM   #7 
  - never live with a poisoner is my advice  pitohui   Mar-01-07 01:23 PM   #8 
  - As a mental health professional, that child needs to be evaluated  Midlodemocrat   Mar-01-07 01:28 PM   #9 
  - As an educator, I'm curious about the school situation.  Kerrytravelers   Mar-01-07 01:51 PM   #10 
  - I'd be willing to bet  dropkickpa   Mar-01-07 02:05 PM   #11 
  - She definatley needs help  judaspriestess   Mar-01-07 02:14 PM   #12 
  - At this point, I doubt she'd be charged with anything...  SteppingRazor   Mar-01-07 02:19 PM   #13 
  - kid needs professional help  leftofthedial   Mar-01-07 02:20 PM   #14 
  - IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner.  Karenina   Mar-01-07 03:12 PM   #15 
     - Thirded  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-01-07 03:38 PM   #19 
  - As much as I hate to say it, Pressing Charges may be a good idea  Taverner   Mar-01-07 03:16 PM   #16 
  - Follow-up - I want to thank everyone for the responses.  Dirty Hippie   Mar-01-07 03:31 PM   #17 
  - I'm really glad to hear this...  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-01-07 03:39 PM   #20 
  - Good, glad to hear this.  uppityperson   Mar-01-07 04:45 PM   #24 
  - She needs professional 24/7 help -  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-01-07 03:33 PM   #18 
  - Child is ill  Madspirit   Mar-01-07 03:51 PM   #21 
  - Any person  Mz Pip   Mar-01-07 03:52 PM   #22 
  - time for juvie  idgiehkt   Mar-01-07 04:14 PM   #23 
 

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