Managing Your Mental Health on the Job


Today I did not go to my job. Shook up I was because of the subway shooting in Brooklyn on the N train. I have lived in Brooklyn for 23 years. Luckily, I was not on that train in the morning.

As it is I only ride the subway when I’m forced to and have no other option. My goal when I retire is to take cabs everywhere. If you’re a tourist and can afford to visit New York City I recommend you save money to take taxis around this town.

How does this factor into managing your mental health on the job? After arriving home last night I decided to stay home today.

As I’m typing this my cell phone beeped with an alert asking for information about the suspect. This indicates that the law enforcement individuals involved have pinpointed who they think it was that opened fire inside…

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Author: Max E. Guttman, LCSW

Max E. Guttman, LCSW is the Editor-in-Chief of Mental Health Affairs. Award-winning book author and Bold 10 Under ten award recipient Max E. Guttman, LCSW. Through his work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mental health therapist and disability rights advocate Mr. Guttman fights for those without a voice in various care systems, such as the New York City Department of Social Services, the New York State Office of Mental Health, or the city's Department of Corrections. Mr. Guttman's battle with Schizophrenia began at New London University in his last semester of college. Discharged from Greater Liberty State Hospital Center in July 2008, Max's recovery was swift but not painless and indeed brutal after spending six months there. He has published several journal articles on recovery and mental health and three books: University on Watch, Small Fingernails, and Wales High School. He is also a board member of the newspaper City Voices. Mr. Guttman currently sits on the CAB committee (Consumer Advisory Board) for the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene in NYC and the Office of Mental Health (OMH) as a peer advocate. Owner of Recovery Now in New York, a private psychotherapy practice, Mr. Max E. Guttman, LCSW approach is rooted in a foundation of evidence-based practices (EBP). Max earned a master's degree in Social Work from Binghamton University and worked as a field instructor for master's and bachelor's level students in NYC. He is blogging daily on his site, Mr. Guttman, LCSW regularly writes articles relating to his lived experience with a mental health diagnosis.

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