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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 02:28 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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