I have been working in mental health for about 1.5 years, so I'm fairly new to the field. I guess that means that you can take what I say with a grain of salt. I'm often left questioning many of the decisions that are made around me. The first thing I have to say is the system itself and unfortunately some of the people in the field stigmatize their own. I often hear words like "behaviors" "redirect" "decompensation". "does so and so have any "behaviors"? Really, that's how we discuss a person with a serious illness? I find this degrading and humiliating. That's something you say about a dog. The same thing is said about "redirect". Can we redirect this person? no, because they aren't a puppy or your kid and it's not something you should be saying to a child either. Not only is it humiliating but it's just not correct. You will never be able to "redirect" someone with schizophrenia, sorry, but it won't happen. how do you "redirect" someone that hears voices from inside their brain?? This kind training for pavlov's dog is outdated and incorrect. Behavior methods don't work for seriously ill people.The mental health system doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the new information that is coming by the way of science and breakthroughs. There is plenty of evidence that supports the idea that people with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and bpd will have their situation greatly improved by psychotherapy and treatment teams don't cut it in my opinion. The term mental illness itself has a large stigma around it. what if you changed the name? What if people saw schizophrenia as a brain disease/disorder because that is what it is after all. These "behaviors" are symptoms of a much larger disease. A disease of the brain like MS, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.