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    Default Mental health unit

    Has anyone ever been admitted? Looks like it is going that way for me. Is it hard to get admitted? Is it scary in there?

    I can't believe this is my life.

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    I have no advice but sending a few virtual hugs

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    Is your dh or family there with you hun?

    I don't have any practical advice, but want to say if you need to chat or anything else, pm me.

    You are stronger than you think ffrenchie, and there are heaps of us in 'your' corner. Please remember that
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    Thanks. Yeah my hubby and kids are here. He wants me to go in on Monday.

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    No advice but lots of hugs.

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    I have no advise but just wanted to say this seems like the hardest step but it can't be harder than living day in day out with all of the difficulties you have been having lately. You are so brave and doing a great thing for yourself and that will be good for your family.

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    It's not hard to be admitted at all. My GP called a psychiatrist and I went in the next day. In no way is it scary, it is actually very calm and peaceful. I was there for just under 2 weeks. We had daily sessions where we learnt coping mechanisms etc, we were never asked to share our stories with the group. The psychiatrist also came every day and the nurses were just wonderful. It was truly the best place I could have been at that time (late last year). Please don't be scared.

    If you want to ask anything else, PM me or I'll check back in later. Big hugs xxxx

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    Thanks, it's not definite yet. Hubby gets people in all the time and you can't like 'book in' it has to be an acute episode (like last night.). Closest one is 2.5 hours away. This means getting either mum or mil to come and stay for the kids so dh can work. How embarrassing.

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    A very close loved one was admitted to a psychiatric unit hospital a few years ago. (suicide attampt).
    I visited frequently and from my experience, it wasn't a "scary" place. It looked like any other hospital ward, but more laid back. There was the living area where pretty much everyone sat when they weren't in their rooms with a TV, couches, tables, chairs etc. Then there was the outside area for smokers etc, with gardens and park benches/tables/chairs, which was nice to go for a walk.

    This particular place was very "public", as in, there was very little privacy unless you were in the room with the patient. I and other visitors were allowed to just roam amongst the patients, eat with them, watch TV with them- this was the minimal security wing though, I believe. I used to bring my loved one in food and magazines and we'd sit in the kitchen area and chill out.
    The rooms were single and had an ensuite.
    The nurses were beautiful and helpful, very friendly.

    OP, (I have followed many of your posts) if you need to spend some time working on YOU, do it. Don't be so hard on yourself. This is a positive step towards recovery. Accept the help and hopefully this could be the first step towards the future you deserve

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    Nothing embarrassing about getting help. If you had something wrong with your kidneys you'd go to hospital, the mind is no different.

    Sorry I have no experience with being admitted but I hope they're able to help you. It's a step in the right direction. It can happen to anyone anytime. No one is immune.

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