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Old 02-08-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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I Cant talk around the police... i dont like them ...scared of them the last time they took me to hospital i couldn't talk the nurse had a go at me for not talking to them one knows am scared of them and i cant talk around them

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Police, for the most part, aren't trained to work with people who have mental health concerns. And encounters between police & the mentally ill often don't go well. I wonder if there could be a card of some sort, with information on it regarding your fear of police, that you or perhaps your husband could show to any police officers you encounter so they know talking with them will be a problem for you... (kind-of a take-off on the medic alert bracelet concept.) I may be overly optimistic. But I doubt, in most cases, police officers want to intentionally harm you. They're simply not taught how to work with people who have mental health concerns & so they tend to just fall back onto what they are trained for which is how to handle criminals. Hopefully you won't have too many encounters with your local police to worry about.
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Yes, it might be some kind of phobia related to authority figures or something along those lines, -Astral-. Because, as you know, policemen and women are just ordinary people doing a job - a pretty dangerous job, tbh. So to overcome this fear you might have to work with a therapist.

Sorry it's caused you so much strife though.

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