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    It would be interesting if you could explain your answer in the thread and whether you'd let a woman who had been in a psychiatric hospital watch your [future] kids.




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    According to Time To Change, only 29% of survey respondents asked this question agreed in 2014. And just 17% in 2007:
    https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/si...rt_final_0.pdf
    I found this pretty incredible but I don't know if I'm the outlier here so wanted to gather some data and get some views of other young people. Time To Change's surveys include people across a range of ages and for many of the questions the younger age group has different views to the over 55 age group. I know people over 55 use TSR but it's mostly under 30's.


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    Deoends if I know the woman ir not.
    I know a woman who was in the mental hospital, who has 2 chikdren if her own. She was in the mental hospital when she birthed the eldest child, and was in such a bad mental state, she cannot recall anything around that time. Yet she beat it, and brought up her 2 children very well.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Agree or disagree?

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    It would be interesting if you could explain your answer in the thread and whether you'd let a woman who had been in a psychiatric hospital watch your [future] kids.




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    According to Time To Change, only 29% of survey respondents asked this question agreed in 2014. And just 17% in 2007:
    https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/si...rt_final_0.pdf
    I found this pretty incredible but I don't know if I'm the outlier here so wanted to gather some data and get some views of other young people. Time To Change's survey's include people across a range of ages and for many of the questions the younger age group has different views to the over 55 age group. I know people over 55 use TSR but it's mostly under 30's.


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    If they're out of the mental hospital then I assume they're mentally stable so I don't see why not. You can go to a mental hospital for depression so it doesn't really matter.
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    Interesting! I did think it would be low, but not that low. I would because I know very well that suffering with mental illness requiring hospitalisation at any point in time in your life does not define you as a person and does not dictate who you are in the future and stuff like that. Same with a man. It's definitely not a question I'd even ask a potential babysitter because I don't think it would be relevant, so I don't think it would come up anyway
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    (Original post by starfab)
    Depends if I know the woman or not.
    I know a woman who was in the mental hospital, who has 2 chikdren if her own. She was in the mental hospital when she birthed the eldest child, and was in such a bad mental state, she cannot recall anything around that time. Yet she beat it, and brought up her 2 children very well.
    I think thats essential to be honest, as if you do not know the individual and asks them to babysit your children it can go drastically wrong, Best to be safe than sorry I guess.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Agree or disagree?

    Simple question. Please vote in the poll before reading the spoiler.

    It would be interesting if you could explain your answer in the thread and whether you'd let a woman who had been in a psychiatric hospital watch your [future] kids.




    please vote first!
    According to Time To Change, only 29% of survey respondents asked this question agreed in 2014. And just 17% in 2007:
    https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/si...rt_final_0.pdf
    I found this pretty incredible but I don't know if I'm the outlier here so wanted to gather some data and get some views of other young people. Time To Change's surveys include people across a range of ages and for many of the questions the younger age group has different views to the over 55 age group. I know people over 55 use TSR but it's mostly under 30's.


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    In all honesty, I could never allow it. This is partly because I'd be constantly worried the entire evening, which would defeat the purpose, and there is no guarantee that the patient has fully been cured. Little things can trigger a reaction from mentally unstable people, and of course, children are naturally curious and insensitive if the issue did come up.

    Btw I am intrigued as to why just women and not men? I've seen plenty of male babysitters.
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    (Original post by MiszShortee786)
    I think thats essential to be honest, as if you do not know the individual and asks them to babysit your children it can go drastically wrong, Best to be safe than sorry I guess.
    Tbh I would never leave my children by anyone I do not know.
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    (Original post by starfab)
    Tbh I would never leave my children by anyone I do not know.
    Im very wary of what can happen to a child whilst at the hand of babysitters that have other motives.
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    (Original post by Allemagne)
    Btw I am intrigued as to why just women and not men? I've seen plenty of male babysitters.
    I wondered that myself, but it's what the survey question asked so in the interest of fairness I kept it the same.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I wondered that myself, but it's what the survey question asked so in the interest of fairness I kept it the same.
    Can it not be in any other setting apart from a mental hospital?
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    (Original post by MiszShortee786)
    Can it not be in any other setting apart from a mental hospital?
    I don't understand your question.
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    Are you asking if we would Be okay with that?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I don't understand your question.
    What if it was an individual from a psychiatric unit if they reformed themselves and built a new reputation for themselves?
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    I wouldn't trust anyone if I had kids. Let alone some randomer that just got out of a mental institution lmao.
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    (Original post by MiszShortee786)
    What if it was an individual from a psychiatric unit if they reformed themselves and built a new reputation for themselves?
    That's what the question is asking:
    "who were once patients in a mental hospital"

    As in, in the past they were in a psychiatric hospital and are no longer, could most of them be trusted. So yes, "reformed" and built a new reputation etc.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    That's what the question is asking:
    "who were once patients in a mental hospital"

    As in, in the past they were in a psychiatric hospital and are no longer, could most of them be trusted. So yes, "reformed" and built a new reputation etc.
    Oh right okay thanks.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Simple question.
    Simple, but slightly strange. Why would anyone who has been treated and is now well not be trusted? Would you not trust someone who had once had cancer but who was now well?

    I guess many of those who say 'no' conflate mental illnesses of all types with paranoid schizophrenic killing sprees.
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    Asking that is like asking “most women who’ve been in hospital with a broken leg should still be able to do sports” if they have recovered of course they can
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    I do not think that anyone who at some point had to be sectioned in a mental hospital could be fully trusted with children. Just like people can relapse on drugs people can have a relapse when it comes to mental problems. Also children are in enough danger when it comes to mentally unstable parents who in some cases have harmed them or worse in an ordinary setting, so why would anyone take a chance with a stranger with proven past mental problems? It's just wrong.
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    (Original post by Ellieg333)
    Asking that is like asking “most women who’ve been in hospital with a broken leg should still be able to do sports” if they have recovered of course they can
    A broken leg healing is much easier to assess then a broken mind. Some psychiatrists have even let out people dangerous to the public thinking they are cured or are safe and these people have gone on to commit more crimes, so it's not that simple.
 
 
 
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