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    HUGE hugs from me, keeping you in my thoughts lovely woman. And your hubby sounds like a keeper, I'm very glad he is so supportive of you.

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    Thanks all. I'm going to see my gp now

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    Hugs. The scariest part is the stigma attached to them. Theyre kinda nice though. Peaceful and calm and the doctors are really nice and understanding. Its not scary though, I promise. =)

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    I have no advice about being admitted, but wanted to say that you could be my mother from my childhood. She had everything together, we were fed, clean, went to school, yet she suffered from psychosis. She has never sought help and even now, while she functions in society, has a job, etc, she still has psychotic episodes.

    The hardest part for us is that none of us want to take that step to have her committed. The furthest I took it was to take her to a mental health centre, and she left proud that they said everything was fine. Well, at least that is what she heard. It's not actually what happened. She ended up ripping all the paperwork out of their hands, and running off down the hallway screaming. She still maintains that they said I was worrying for nothing and that she was fine.

    Sorry, this is probably a bit more rambled than I had planned, but I wanted to say, that you will be a MAJOR part of your kids lives forever, and you're doing the right thing by taking some time for yourself. Most days I don't feel like I have a mother, more like an old relative that I have to check on. I certainly can't leave DD with her, as I can't trust that she's not going to have another episode.

    You have a chance to make your life (and your family's life) much better. Hopefully this hasn't come across as rude or anything. I think you're really brave and I hope you get the help you need.

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    Shesh I don't have an issues at the moment but you guys are really selling it to me. That sounds really really nice...

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    Oh darling, GBH xx

    Have you been in contact with your GP and local hospital, perhaps they could refer you to the CAT team for at home treatment?

    Last year after my suicide attempt this was how I was treated, mainly due to my major anxiety that if I was admitted I'd lose DD (being a single mum without support). The doctors where great, I had them visit every day while they sorted out my medications and they also put me in contact with many different organisations that where able to help me.

    I'm sure you've got many people on here to turn too but if you ever need an extra ear feel free to PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    Thanks merryn. Can I ask what lead to you ending up there.

    I keep saying I need to go somewhere but I feel like I'm not crazy enough. Dh says clients have gone in for much less though and he reminded me that I have major depression, an eating disorder, substance addiction, anxiety, self harm and suicidal episodes. I look normal tho, and the kids are looked after well, they want for nothing (except a sane mother.). This wouldn't put me on the radar for docs would it seeing as I am involved with atods too? We don't have anything to worry about, I don't even yell at my kids and they are always clean and well dressed (im wuite obsessed actually ugh) and educated and loved I just don't need the added stress of worrying about docs
    I was admitted with a major depressive disorder and anxiety. There was no particular thing that made me end up in there, I just honestly felt that I couldn't cope with life. I too was worried about DOCS or FOB finding out. I was reassured that this would not be the case. If anything, this showed that I was willing to get help IYKWIM. I felt instant relief being there, I felt safe and I knew that my kids were as well.

    As a PP said, we had our dinners in a communal dining area. There was also a recreation room and a tv area as well. I was even allowed to go for a walk to the hospital canteen or around the ock. I just had to write up on a board where I was. When the kids came to visit, there was a lovely little enclosed garden that we'd sit in.

    I'm not in a major city and was admitted a few weeks before Christmas so the ward wasn't full. When I came in, there were only 3 of us there. I think at one stage there were maybe 9 inpatients. Some people were very unwell while others were like me, just needing some time away and learn how to cope.

    Anything else you need to know, ask away. I've been thinking of you all day xx

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    Thx guys. Been sleeping all day. Gp was frustrating. She put my pristiq up to 200mg but didn't know how to chagr my pain meds and didn't know too much about mental health services. Be back soon to reply properly.

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    Only just seen this post so sorry for late reply.
    I spent 2 weeks in PND unit of Belmont Hospital in Brisbane. I also attended a day program at the mental health unit of Buderim Private hospital.
    I found both incredibly helpful.
    Pm me anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    Thanks merryn. Can I ask what lead to you ending up there.

    I keep saying I need to go somewhere but I feel like I'm not crazy enough. Dh says clients have gone in for much less though and he reminded me that I have major depression, an eating disorder, substance addiction, anxiety, self harm and suicidal episodes. I look normal tho, and the kids are looked after well, they want for nothing (except a sane mother.). This wouldn't put me on the radar for docs would it seeing as I am involved with atods too? We don't have anything to worry about, I don't even yell at my kids and they are always clean and well dressed (im wuite obsessed actually ugh) and educated and loved I just don't need the added stress of worrying about docs
    I felt the same. I found my stay extremely beneficial. Learnt lots of great coping skills and got lots of rest. Only a couple of the other women had bad psychosis, most were like me and none of us looked all that crazy, in fact I met another lady from bubhub

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