Christmas Songs For The Psychiatrically Challenged - page 2

Thought you may get a kick out of these.... Schizophrenia - Do you hear what I hear? Multiple Personality Disorder - We three kings disoriented are Amnesia - I don't know if I'll be home... Read More

  1. by   np_wannabe
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Very funny. Nurses sometimes use dark humor to help us cope. Students don't realize this now, but they will one day. .

    I'm not a student. I've got a Masters and Specialist degree in Mental Health with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked with both the clients and their families, inpatient and out.

    I just find it insensitive.
  2. by   Spritenurse1210
    that is cute
  3. by   Victoriakem
    Oh my god, I laughed & laughed!!!! Am I evil?! good on you for this! We have sooooo many psych patients in my ED that I just had to let loose. Our new ED psych unit will open next month, but the holidays are upon us & it's a full moon & guess how many psych patients were usurping our beds when I walked into work yesterday? 8!!! & We only had 18 beds we could :trout: use for our regular ED patients & we were also holding border patients! And I was in Triage that day. What a gas!
  4. by   tddowney
    Quote from np_wannabe
    I'm not a student. I've got a Masters and Specialist degree in Mental Health with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked with both the clients and their families, inpatient and out.

    I just find it insensitive.
    OK, Ebeneezer.

    Or is it Dean Wormer? "No fun of any kind."
  5. by   Victoriakem
    Loved it!! I'm still laughing!!!! :smiley_aa
  6. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from tddowney
    OK, Ebeneezer.

    Or is it Dean Wormer? "No fun of any kind."
    Maybe just no fun at the expense of people who are struggling with symptoms they didn't ask for and can't control....
  7. by   sirI
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Maybe just no fun at the expense of people who are struggling with symptoms they didn't ask for and can't control....

    I agree with you, Mercy.
  8. by   orange-rn
    HAHAHAHA! I LOVE IT!
  9. by   samaletta
    lmao....you are so bad!!
  10. by   Back2School@40
    Quote from np_wannabe
    I'm not a student. I've got a Masters and Specialist degree in Mental Health with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked with both the clients and their families, inpatient and out.

    I just find it insensitive.
    Seriously then, you more than anyone should be able to understand a persons need to occasionally make light of things that are most times very serious. :icon_rolleyes: This is a forum for people to do just that. Lighten up a little.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from Back2School@40
    Seriously then, you more than anyone should be able to understand a persons need to occasionally make light of things that are most times very serious. :icon_rolleyes: This is a forum for people to do just that. Lighten up a little.


    It's a big board with people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and histories. I think we should respect each and every one of us....those that lighten up and laugh...........and those of us who don't.

    This forum is for people who do just that.
  12. by   Patti 2nd gen RN
    Quote from np_wannabe
    I'm not a student. I've got a Masters and Specialist degree in Mental Health with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked with both the clients and their families, inpatient and out.

    I just find it insensitive.
    So--is ther any "black humor" that you do enjoy?--each speciality has some of these--OR, L&D, geriatric, etc--I have worked in several specialities, and making light of difficult things does not mean we are callous, it means we are coping. Some of the nurses at the desk right now that I shared this with are incredibly compassionate and patient---BECAUSE---we can let the negative reactions out in a humorous way when patients don't hear them. It's not to everyone's taste, like any other kind of humor or entertainment. But don't make assumptions about people becasue of thier humor--or what assumptions would you make about wrestling fans??? Be as flexible and compassionate with nurses that are different than you as you sre with your patients.
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from Patti 2nd gen RN
    So--is ther any "black humor" that you do enjoy?--each speciality has some of these--OR, L&D, geriatric, etc--I have worked in several specialities, and making light of difficult things does not mean we are callous, it means we are coping. Some of the nurses at the desk right now that I shared this with are incredibly compassionate and patient---BECAUSE---we can let the negative reactions out in a humorous way when patients don't hear them. It's not to everyone's taste, like any other kind of humor or entertainment. But don't make assumptions about people becasue of thier humor--or what assumptions would you make about wrestling fans??? Be as flexible and compassionate with nurses that are different than you as you sre with your patients.
    If someone chooses not to use humor in their practice, it's their perogative and I shouldn't force them to see things my way.

    I agree with you, and personally if I didn't laugh and joke at work I'd go crazy.

    However, I need to respect that not everyone finds what I say funny and leave it at that. . I should humbly apologize and move on. "Lighten up" is something you would never here me say.

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