Christmas Songs For The Psychiatrically Challenged - page 4

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. Visit  33-weeker profile page
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    For years I would have laughed at these... until two of my children were diagnosed with Autism, and a third as bipolar. I guess it just hits too close to home to be funny to me now.

    But I can be a good sport. Let them have their fun.
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  3. Visit  mercyteapot profile page
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    Quote from 33-weeker
    For years I would have laughed at these... until two of my children were diagnosed with Autism, and a third as bipolar. I guess it just hits too close to home to be funny to me now.

    But I can be a good sport. Let them have their fun.
    I also have a son with Autism. The reference to him rocking is just a stereotype and has nothing to do with him, so that isn't why I don't find these songs funny. There is a difference between venting at people's behaviors that impact our lives in a negative way and laughing at people for sport. As far as I'm concerned, these songs cross the line. I don't make fun of people with physical disabilities, either.
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    Quote from mercyteapot
    I also have a son with Autism. The reference to him rocking is just a stereotype and has nothing to do with him, so that isn't why I don't find these songs funny. There is a difference between venting at people's behaviors that impact our lives in a negative way and laughing at people for sport. As far as I'm concerned, these songs cross the line. I don't make fun of people with physical disabilities, either.
    You have a point.
  5. Visit  Avelinne profile page
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    Dear Nurses,
    I am sitting here laughing my %^& off, practically peeing my pants. This is funny to me because I personally have 2 of these disorders. This list is hysterical. I work in behaviors units as well as with the LTC folks and feel that I am very compassionate. I am not laughing at them, I am laughing with them. Nursing is a HARD tough job, empathetic humor is HEALTHY.
  6. Visit  SaderNurse05 profile page
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    Quote from np_wannabe
    Ummm....I have to say, I don't really see a whole lot of humor in this...these folks are ill and sometimes have a very poor quality of life because of it....it seems like you are making fun of them.

    no, I am not "getting a kick" out of this.
    Actually the first time I saw these was in nursing school. My psych professor passed them out. I have relatives in some of those categories, and some days I think I probably could be on the list as well. I thought it was hilarious! Would I go caroling them at a psych unit? Heck no.
  7. Visit  anne74 profile page
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    Thanks for sending - I think these are great, and I have a lot of mental health issues in my family, and I'm very sympathetic to psych patients. In fact, I think many psych patients would get a kick out of these, just as many other posters -who have these disorders - have enjoyed them. Humor is a wonderful coping mechanism for the serious situations we deal with in health care.

    My favorite example is I had a woman who just had her leg amputed due to a vascular disease. She told me for Christmas she wanted to keep the leg, put fish net hose on it and a lamp shade - just like the famous leg lamp in the movie "A Christmas Story". We had the biggest chuckle out of that, and I thought she had a wonderful attitude toward such an emotional surgery. Examples like that make nursing worth it to me.


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