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sadfacedb
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   Posted 4/15/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -7)   
i want to check into a mental health clinic. i am not crazy. i just need a big break from the world. i am very depressed. how can i find out where i can check myself into? i fear that i will be kept some where against my will or something. i just want to go somewhere where i can see a counselor everyday and live there and not have to answer the phone.  i am scared. please help.
 
 

els
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   Posted 4/16/2007 2:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi sadfacedb, you can go to see your primary care doctor and they should be able to refer you to somewhere to go.  If you check yourself in as voluntary status then you can check yourself out at anytime your ready.  As long as your dont have a guardian or consertivor then you can do as you like regarding this. 
Are you seeing a psychiartist?  If not then your primary doc can also refer you to one who can also set you up with some services and counseling in your area.
Please do post again and let us know how your doing.  :-)

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Aussieangel
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   Posted 4/16/2007 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in Australia and there's a huge difference between public and private places. I just spent a month in a private hospital and apart from an intern stuffing my meds around in the beginning I found the stay great. We had classes we had to attend, got to go out on shopping trips, had a great art therapy centre and most importantly our ward was just depression and anxiety so the people all were truly wonderful and supportive.
 
I did spend one afternoon in a public ward and was lucky enough to be able to discharge myself the same day as it was the sort of place no-one deserves to be in.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 4/16/2007 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Kate
I am not sure where you are coming from when you say the mods need to tone it down a bit?
We are volunteers, We have taken our own personal time to come to this site to try to help people and to make sure the rules are being followed.
I myself will spend 1-3 hours a day on this site. Again as a volunteer.
I do not think it is fair for you to attack us at all.
We as mods need to make sure that everyone is comfortable posting on this site.

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sadfacedb
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   Posted 4/17/2007 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
To anyone and all,

Thanks for your suggestions, they will all be considered. Nothing seems the right thing to do anymore.

Also, please to mods and users do not post your letters to one another inside of a topic like this. I don't want to hear your personal rants and raves, I have come here for help, not politics. I don't have anywhere else to go, so please just don't turn me away from this place.

I need help.

B

els
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   Posted 4/18/2007 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
sadfacedb said...
To anyone and all,

Thanks for your suggestions, they will all be considered. Nothing seems the right thing to do anymore.

Also, please to mods and users do not post your letters to one another inside of a topic like this. I don't want to hear your personal rants and raves, I have come here for help, not politics. I don't have anywhere else to go, so please just don't turn me away from this place.

I need help.

B
sadfacedb, I am very sorry that your thread here was mucked up.  I personally promise that you will not be turned away from receiving advice/suggestions on this forum. 
There are some hospitals around like what was spoken of in this thread but, they tended to run like they tended to run like they did back in the 1950's era.  This really depends on what state you live and what kind of mental health programs that are in place for that state.  There are some excellent private mental health care facilities across this country and granted there are many people who have had bad experiances but there are also so many who have been helped by going.
 
You know you need and that is the first step...weither it is going into a hospital or not...you have a doctor and you do need to discuss with them what is going on.  Either see if they will make a referral for you to a psychiatrist who could prescribe medication and suggestion counseling then go from there. Or you doc could suggest that you go for a few days inpatient for a evaluation somewhere.  It all begins with your doctor though and you have to take the first step to wanting to get better here.  To knowing that you need to get better.
 
Whatever you do decide to do, we will be here for you.  Please keep posting...
 
 

Elisha
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/18/2007 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
sadfacedb
I am truly sorry for all the pain and suffering you are going thru
As Els said you will receive care compassion and support here for sure
Please stay with us


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   Posted 4/18/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sad,

I wish you luck in making your decision and finding the help you need...I understand this is not easy for you but I wish you the best...
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Twiggy2
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   Posted 4/21/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello kate u and i don;t know each other but maybe we can, i'll tell u a bit about myself, im on 125mgs of Zoloft, 150mg of sereqoul, klonopin 0.5mgs twice daily and i also try valarian root time to time, chronic back pain suffer and headaches. Trouble sleeping at night, and when i do i dream weird stuff, and dream mutiple times 3-5 times during the night, also have flashbacks PTSD, anxiety, etc. How many mgs of Zoloft do you take if you don;t mind me asking. I think sometimes that i am going to sign myself in to or need a med adjustment, i need to call my Pysch doc and explain things to him before it gets more out of control that it already is, nice to meet you and hang in there ok. Twiggy2

KodakPuppy
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   Posted 4/21/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kate,
I pray that you will find the help you need. Pleae keep posting and lwt us know how you are doing.
KodakPuppyp
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