When they made me cease practice again and get a psych eval, I told them "I am pregnant and can't even afford enough food for myself.". They said "In order to get well you may have to make sacrifices. You might have to give things up and live in a trailor if that's what it takes.
OK, 1) I was pregnant and could only afford to eat 1-2 times a day.
2) I live in a cheap apartment.....I CAN'T EVEN AFFORD A TRAILOR! Because then i'd have to pay gas, electric, water, lot fee...etc
For them to give THAT reply when i told them I was only getting 1-2 meals a day is wrong on so many levels. Especially since my eval was sparked over, basically, me being ill, moody, and hormonal during severe morning sickness!
Our committees have 1 RN, 1 addiction counselor, and one person in recovery as well as our case worker. I guess my case worker used to be a nurse investigator. So I would think there is a little bias there. I agree, it should not be punitive. How is that helpful to anyone? Now they are embarrassing people who want help, too!