I haven't been on these boards for quite a while but used to be quite a prolific poster..
Anyway, I am wondering if anyone has checked themselves into hospital in relation to Mental Health issues, how did you go about it and did it help you?
Please rest assured this is a question for myself, not some research project or anything else. If you don't want to write it here please pm me, I am really looking for some guidance and insight here to help me work out what I need to do.
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16-12-2011 19:12 #1Senior Member
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Mental Health & Hospital
16-12-2011 19:14 #2
Goodness!! What a blast from the past. Can't answer your question but just wanted to say hello and hope things are going well. x
16-12-2011 19:36 #3
I PM'd you
16-12-2011 19:37 #4
I have no experience, but hope all goes well
16-12-2011 19:42 #5Member
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Hi - not sure if this helps as I didn't check myself into a hospital as such but some months ago I had a complete mental breakdown. Came home for lunch one day and just couldn't stop crying... for hours. I phoned my DH and asked him to make an appointment at a psychologist and he phoned back with a "they'll call you back". I'd been suffering for months from anxiety and depression and honestly thought I wouldn't make it if I didn't have an appointment as a lifeline to get me out of it. I opened up the yellow pages online and just started going through all the names and phoning them until someone answered and gave me an appointment for the following day. I had to phone a few but I got lucky. It turned out I was supposed to go to my GP first and get a mental health plan so I could claim it on medicare but honestly that would have taken too long.
I don't know your situation at all and maybe you've been through the process I've described already. All I can say is I have some idea what your going through and I hope you get the information you need. You could try phoning lifeline - surely they could point you in the right direction???? Or phone hospitals and ask?
16-12-2011 19:46 #6
You can call CAT (AKA Crisis Assessment & Treatment)
near you or rock up to A/E. If you need help to find CAT near you pm me where you live and I can find the info for you.
Last edited by *Cj*; 16-12-2011 at 19:49.
16-12-2011 20:09 #7Senior Member
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Thanks for the replies... and yes FOBS it has been a while, life got busy!
I have just emailed a local minister that I trust and know very well and asked for her advice. She also knows my family quite well so I thought she would be a good place to start.
I guess on the upside I can say that I have been in this position before and am aware of it enough to know I need some help before it gets even worse.
16-12-2011 20:35 #8
Hi there! Wow, I'm sorry you are going through such a tough time, I hope you manage to get the support you need
16-12-2011 20:39 #9
no advice sorry but I hope you get the help you need take care
17-12-2011 17:52 #10
Hi there Just Add Water.
I have, and it was the wisest thing I ever could have done for myself and my family. I had severe PND, and ended up hospitalised in a acute psychiatric unit for 5 weeks. I am happy to share my story here, but I'll have to come back later tonights after my kids are asleep.
Meanwhile, please look after yourself.
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