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Unhappy Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 2nd 2009, 01:00 AM

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Today is Sunday..Tuesday night I tried to kill myself. I first tried by slitting my wrist, but the razor I was using wasn't sharp enough, so I gave up. Then I overdosed on forty Excedrin Migraine Extra Strength. This has been the worst five days of my life. I called my best friend to say goodbye and he hung up on me and told his parents. Next thing I knew the police were at my door, then I was in an ambulance on my way to the ER. I had to drink four bottles of liquid charcoal. Then I was put on a 5150 and sent to St Marys mental hospital in SF. Where I was put on medicine for depression and had to do hours of talk therapy everyday. If anything is going to keep me from trying to commit suicide again it's knowing that's what I'll have to go through.

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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 2nd 2009, 01:08 AM

i'm sorry you went through that, it sounds pretty horrible! do you have a plan set up for any outpatient treatment from now on?. hang in there and stay strong, because theres always a reason to stay alive. x


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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 2nd 2009, 01:13 AM

I already have a therapist. But now I have to see a psychologist and a nutritionist...It sucks.
   
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 2nd 2009, 01:18 AM

I'm sorry that happened to you, sweetie.
The main thing I have to say is that it's good you have someone there for you, even though you may not think it's so good or you may not have at the time.
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 2nd 2009, 07:17 AM

i know how horrible mental hospitals can be. ive been to one once and another 3 times- so ive been a total of 4 times. im glad that you didnt die. im really glad that your friend called the cops. i know that you may not like that he did but he did it because he loves you. and if you dont see that now, in time you will. as for saying that the only thing that will stop u is knowing what you will be put through again- thats mainly why i wont try to kill myself again. i was in so much pain when i ODed and then i was in the hospital. my last experience was not a pleasant one so i vowed never to return. so any time that i wanted to kill myself i just thought about the pain of failing and the hospital and it stopped me. if you dont have anything else to keeo you alive, then maybe that will work for you too
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 2nd 2009, 07:32 PM

I know places like that can suck and at times you might say what is the point but one day when all this is over you will look back on all this and see how far you have come. Remember you are strong and anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger and one day you will be very srong. Sronger than you are now because now you are very srong.
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 3rd 2009, 04:06 AM

My dad is really worried....he had no idea I was depressed, let alone suicidal. So now he's putting me in a two week partial in-patient program with St. Josephs. I hate that so many people know...all my teachers and most of my friends. I also hate that I'm going to have to talk about my crap with a bunch of adults who don't understand.
   
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 3rd 2009, 07:12 PM

It is ok for people to know because the only way to get better is to let out all those negative feelings.
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 3rd 2009, 09:55 PM

When I hear stuff Like that It makes me feel so scared of telling anyone. I dont ever want to go to a mental hospital EVER.
   
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 4th 2009, 01:11 AM

You won't be sent if you don't try to kill yourself. You should get help before you get to the same point I did.
   
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 4th 2009, 01:26 AM

Hey Amy,
Sorry you are going through such a hard time. It must be really tough. Think though, it may seem terrible right now, but everyone is trying to help you get better. It may seem kind of embaressing that everyone knows, but it would be easier then you telling them yourself. Also, then they can be with you and help you through this tough time. The adults are just talking with you to try and understand so they can help you. Have you been opening up in therpy? That might help them know what is going on and what they can do. Hang in there Amy. Things will get better. Let me know if you need anything.
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 4th 2009, 01:29 AM

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When I hear stuff Like that It makes me feel so scared of telling anyone. I dont ever want to go to a mental hospital EVER.

I have been to a mental hospital twice. It was no where near as bad as people tell it to be. The main goal of going there is to keep you safe whether it is fun or not.
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 4th 2009, 01:56 AM

Yeah, I'm thinking someone needs to stand up for the hospitals..
they dont like taking our freedom away from us, it's done for our best interests,
to keep us safe.. and once you are safe you'll be let back out again..
I'm not saying its horrible, I thought that staff were nice, groups and things had a
point to them and in some ways help out alot..
The point is, if your at the point of trying to kill yourself then obviously theres things going on in your life that needs to be talked about/worked through..

Although I totally get not wanting to tell them these things for fear of being put into hospital..but also, if thats what your doing, you cant complain about not getting better if your not letting people know the problem.


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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 4th 2009, 07:30 PM

You do need to tell someone how you feel because, tale a coke bottle and keep shaking it then it will explode. If you hold in all that negative feelings then you may explode too.
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 5th 2009, 02:13 AM

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Yeah, I'm thinking someone needs to stand up for the hospitals..
they dont like taking our freedom away from us, it's done for our best interests,
to keep us safe.. and once you are safe you'll be let back out again..
I'm not saying its horrible, I thought that staff were nice, groups and things had a
point to them and in some ways help out alot..
The point is, if your at the point of trying to kill yourself then obviously theres things going on in your life that needs to be talked about/worked through..

Although I totally get not wanting to tell them these things for fear of being put into hospital..but also, if thats what your doing, you cant complain about not getting better if your not letting people know the problem.

Well put, I think they can really help.
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 8th 2009, 10:27 PM

I was in hospital for over two months, and i have to see they totally changed my point of view on life, and if they hadnt, i would have tried killing myself again, so they've saved my life xo


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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 10th 2009, 12:39 AM

My dad keeps threatening to send me back if I don't stop cutting and wanting to kill myself. But don't you have to attempt suicide to get into one?
   
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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 10th 2009, 05:28 PM

No. You dont just go in them for attemting suicide. You go in for any mental illness. Anorexia, depression, suicide, dangerous self harming. Anything.

If they think you're unsafe, they can admit you.


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Re: Mental Hospitals suck!!!!!! - November 10th 2009, 08:05 PM

I agree with Jess. They can admit you for any reason which does include attempted suicide but is not limited to. Remember, they just want the best for you.


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