Have you ever had like an emotional breakdown?

  1. Today when I get to work I'm expecting a write up...
    Last edit by nursegoodguy on Mar 11, '03
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  3. by   nursegoodguy
    Oh forget it all and let's go back to the not for a million dollar thread!
  4. by   karenG
    ohhh

    I am so sorry to read this. seems like you are trying to do all the right things and getting nowhere fast. Its ok to cry about a bad situation- do it all the time- women are allowed to! you can vent here and you know everyone will listen.

    hang on in there.

    Karen

    PS sorry but whats a write up- something like a verbal warning????
  5. by   passing thru
    From the people I have seen who have had one; I decided many years ago I wanted to have one. But , I've never quite had the time.
    If you watch, you will find few single moms having nervous "emotional" "Breakdowns." Who is going to take care of the kids and feed them and get them to school and pay the bills. Only married people have emotional breakdowns. The gratification they get from their "breakdown" frequently perpetuates it into an 'annual event."

    Busy people do not have the time to lie around depressed out the gills, or besotted, soaking up ATTENTION."

    bUT i DO WANT TO HAVE ONE, one of these days, when I have the time.
  6. by   BBFRN
    Man, that's just sad...Why would they let that sweet little guy get threatened on a daily basis like that? Are you guys documenting all of this in case anything happens, God forbid? Please keep us posted on what becomes of this, and keep being a great patient advocate and friend to Babyface. How lucky you guys are to have each other!
  7. by   Lausana
    That just sucks. Pass on some positive thoughts and a hug to Joey when you see him.
  8. by   ayemmeff
    Originally posted by passing thru
    From the people I have seen who have had one; I decided many years ago I wanted to have one. But , I've never quite had the time.
    If you watch, you will find few single moms having nervous "emotional" "Breakdowns." Who is going to take care of the kids and feed them and get them to school and pay the bills. Only married people have emotional breakdowns. The gratification they get from their "breakdown" frequently perpetuates it into an 'annual event."

    Busy people do not have the time to lie around depressed out the gills, or besotted, soaking up ATTENTION."

    bUT i DO WANT TO HAVE ONE, one of these days, when I have the time.

    Is this *supposed* to be funny?


    Guiseppe,we're right here for you mate.Cry and shout all you want.You're just doing your best for your friend.How can they discipline you for that?Sometimes it's all so bloody hard and unfair.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    (((((((((((((((Guiseppe)))))))))))))))))) you are so kind and caring. You don't deserve all this. Go ahead and scream, yell, throw a huge fit whatever. Vent here. Anything to help. We are here for ya buddy.
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    ((((((guiseppe))))))
    hugs to you.

    If you get written up for this--what? you got emotional while you were doing your job, is that a crime?? NOT!-- you just continue with the train of thought that "dick" is creating a hostile environment for "babyface" and you're concerned for his mental well-being.

    I've been in situations similar but not so bad, and admin just kept the pts apart. And the nurse??? they shoulda moved HER, not the PATIENT.. ... big duhhhh there--

    anyhow--we're here for you come what may

    PS i wouldn't call it an emotional breakdown unless it's totally unrelated AND inappropriate.
  11. by   lisamct
    I've never been in that type of situation but surely advocating on the behalf of people we support and care for is what we're here for.I cant see anything wrong or inappropriate in your actions but I certainly can in the actions and responses your management have shown so far.As for you being 'written up' for it, well that is just wrong
    Feel free to vent here about this as much as you want and please keep us posted as to what happens(if you feel that you can), I havent 'talked' directly with Joey yet but I hate to think of him being forced to live in such a hostile environment.Good thing he's got your support and Im sure he's strong enough to see it through.
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa
  12. by   researchrabbit
    ((((((((((guiseppe)))))))))))

    That just SUCKS.

    Your feelings overwhelmed you when you felt powerless. It's a terrible feeling...it will also happen to most of us at one time or another. That's not an emotional or nervous breakdown.

    No advice for you, except that you MUST take care of Guiseppe first so that you can take care of others who need you.

    I'll be sending all the good karma your way that I can muster.
  13. by   babynurselsa
    Passing through,
    your remarks were very callous and very very off the mark.
    If you think that an emotional breakdown is something of a luxury, my sincerest wish for you is that you have one someday.
  14. by   adrienurse
    Uh Passing thru, I've always taken your posts with a grain of salt, for one can't truly aspire to be as ignorent as you come across as. The above post however is the last straw. This is my friend you're talking about. I have reported you.


    Sorry about that Giuseppe, this is about you, not that *****.
    [[[[[[[[[[[[[[Giuseppe&Joey]]]]]]]]]]]]]]. We're not just talking about bullying, we're entering the realm of hate crimes and violent threats. Maybe it's time to take it outside the facility and report the behaviour to the police. That may get the message across to dickhead.

    I'd have to know more about our Joey's financial situation before giving you any suggestions. This is all making me flash back to the hell-hole I used to work at where the kind of bullying you are describing was and probably still is commonplace. We cannot allow your administration to trivialize the situation.

    Take care of yourself sweetheart. Your reaction is human and this is something that is happening to a close friend of yours. I'd be crying and mad as hell. I would have abandoned my professionism a long time ago. Your behaviour is a testament to your class, and integrety as a human being.

    Love you and Joey.

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