From: "Andrew Phelps" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] FW: Giving razor blades to the suicidal
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 9:54 AM
2nd posting due to IT concern with "target."
When I was in psychiatric lockup, I shared for a while a four person private ward with a man who was identified as a medical doctor. He was allowed to carry and use his own razor - we were told there that since he was "medical" he knew how to commit suicide should he so choose, so the blades were "not a danger."
After I changed wards, I noticed a young Afro-American being moved into that private ward. And that nite, he did manage to kill himself, wrapping his throat in bedding, despite the lack of useful tools for self-injury and the constant "checking in" by staff.
Wed, June 28, 2017 1:46 pm, Yxw wrote:
FYI – from a colleague.
A blue code of silence for the large number of psychologists who keep quiet? Along with NASW national?
Just a thought... people can be so dreadful...