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Good idea to get help?

by Jon1700

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with going to a mental hospital for help with suicide and depression, I’ve had these thoughts for a while and its about time I get help. thx

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potential2 5/26/2016 - 4:52 pm

Jon, if you’re at that point it may be the best thing to do. I just went last month. I was ashamed at first, but if I didn’t do it I wouldn’t be here. The depression doesn’t go away, but talking about it with someone else is a big help, and if you need medication they will put you on it while you are there. I suffered for about 20 years and I finally broke. You want to chat some more about it, hit me up.

potential2 5/26/2016 - 4:53 pm

Everyday is a battle

Jon1700 5/26/2016 - 5:24 pm

how long where u there for?

potential2 5/26/2016 - 6:37 pm

5 days admitted after being in the er

Soco 5/26/2016 - 5:34 pm

I was admitted to a psych ward when I was younger for drug induced psychosis. There were a few peeps there who had tried to commit, along with a random assortment of other folks. I think if u look at it as a time to just getca big time out ftom life it can help. U tend to forget about the outside world and can focus on what s happening inside u. It might be what u need. Just stay away from the electric shock treatments or the ice baths… just kidding. Good luck and take care.

Cold_Sleep 5/26/2016 - 6:07 pm

if your thinking about going, it will probably be beneficial to you if go. I have not personally been in but my ex girl was when we were together, usually your in somewhere around for 30 days, but depends on why your in and how your progressing, also depending if you go in for attempting suicide, or something like depression or something similar they will place you in open or secure unit of hospital (secure unit, no phones, and many other things, limited time outside etc.. this sucks, try to be placed in open unit if you have the option to request..). From my opinion, going in, helps, it really does, for some more then others, but you will end up better . You will do different activities when inside, from 1 on 1 talks, to group chats, going out on air, maybe play some sports or card games, or painting, or just be alone and have the time for yourself. Its not that bad really if you have fear,it is not like some movies try to show horror story’s about it (thought, there might be some more serious disturbed persons in your part of the clinic that might get on your nerves), but that’s about it.

My biggest tip would be, don’t be afraid or ashamed, before going in, tell someone and ask them to come and visit you! that is probably the most important part, you will probably feel vulnerable and maybe embarrassed to have visitors, but I have found out, this is the time you can actually bond with family, friends or loved one the most (from my experience). Even if you ask someone your not a very close friends with, to come 2 or 3 times, will make a great deal of difference for you.

potential2 5/26/2016 - 6:48 pm

Jon I was admitted after my wife took me in for suicidal thoughts. She was scared because my depression had taken a turn for the worst. I was also scared because I was at a very bad point and I don’t think I would have made it another day…they kept me in for 5 days in an adult behavioral unit…it was much needed I got help…not many people will understand what you are going through which is why it is good to keep following up with a counselor…like I said before the depression will always be there but it becomes manageable. You will have good and bad days…I suggest going because the depression will only get worse without it…don’t worry about how long you’ll be there it won’t be long, and that’s the one bad part of a mental illness you are stuck in the past, worry about the future and really you need to focus on you and getting better in the present day by day…hope I can help out…if you want to know more I’ll answer any questions as best as I can.

Jon1700 5/26/2016 - 8:06 pm

Thanks everyone I really appreciate it

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