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Old 12-05-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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EH, this is one of those things I'd prefer not to know about it i guess. Many people suffer depression in their life at one point or another. If it's someone who is clinically depressed and on meds then this is common from what i hear. This isnt something that anyone would ever put on a job application so why would a nanny or child care provider be telling anyone about this? I can see that if a parent did know about this then they probably wouldnt want to hire them just like any HR person would find another candidate who didn't have a mental illness listed on their resume. Fair or not that's how they world seems to work.

Think about how many people with mental illness go on to have kids of their own.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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My answer is no.
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Old Yesterday, 02:30 PM
 
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Had this conversation with my wife (and a few friends) recently. I dont think I am out of bounds in saying "ABSOLUTELY NO WAY!!!".

Two ladies I know offered their services to us but both are open about their battle with depression and having been prescribed anti depression meds. Both seem to be nice, but I cannot ever see under any circumstances to hire, even for a few hours someone who takes anti depression (prozac, zoloft, celexa, ritalin, etc.) pills.

Would any of you hire someone like this to care for your child(ren) 10 years old and under?
Why is the taking of medication for a medical issue problematic?
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Old Yesterday, 02:32 PM
 
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Why is the taking of medication for a medical issue problematic?
Exactly.

It would be those untreated that could possibly pose an issue.
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Old Today, 09:48 AM
 
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Why is the taking of medication for a medical issue problematic?
That's easy to answer if we're being honest........it's Because the "medical issue" is depression, and a lot of people are fearful of that...fearful that the medication might not be working ... especially when their children are in their care.
Maybe not so for other "issues".
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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
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Exactly.

It would be those untreated that could possibly pose an issue.
True...but we have no way of knowing..(unless we're told, and that would never happen)...just as we have no way of knowing if the depresseds anti depressant medications are working as they should ....most people wouldn't want to chance it with their kids.
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Old Today, 10:16 AM
 
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True...but we have no way of knowing..(unless we're told, and that would never happen)...just as we have no way of knowing if the depresseds anti depressant medications are working as they should ....most people wouldn't want to chance it with their kids.
I wonder why the post is about depression compared to any other possible issue?
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Old Today, 10:34 AM
 
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I wonder why the post is about depression compared to any other possible issue?
because it's about babysitting your children.
Would you rather have someone taking medication to reduce or control their acid reflux ...watch your children.....or someone who's taking antipsychotics or antidepressants to watch them.

The one taking medication for the acid reflux might miss, or forget a dose, and it won't impact on their care of the children.
The one taking antiphyschotics misses a dose and it COULD impact on their care for the children.
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Old Today, 11:31 AM
 
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because it's about babysitting your children.
Would you rather have someone taking medication to reduce or control their acid reflux ...watch your children.....or someone who's taking antipsychotics or antidepressants to watch them.

The one taking medication for the acid reflux might miss, or forget a dose, and it won't impact on their care of the children.
The one taking antiphyschotics misses a dose and it COULD impact on their care for the children.
I have no earthly idea what you would bring up antipsychotics in a thread about depression. Perhaps you don't know the difference between depression and bipolar disorder?

There is a lot of stigma around mental illness. This post demonstrates it well. I suffer from depression. I am a very good mother. I don't happen to work in child care (anymore). But if I still did, I would be a very, very good provider as I was when I did it.

The range of symptoms within the diagnosis of depression is huge. Depression itself would be no barrier in my mind.
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