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What can I expect at an inpatient hospital for mental health/psychiatric help?

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    • eggnugget

      859d

      I might be able to give more info if you explain the situation! no pressure 🤗 sending you love and well wishes

    • eggnugget

      859d

      I might be able to give more info if you explain the situation! no pressure 🤗 sending you love and well wishes

    • eggnugget

      859d

      Depends on the facility and what you’re going for! Eating disorder inpatient is going to be a lot different than inpatient for suicidal ideation for example.

    • Potato_Time

      859d

      If you do go, I wish you luck and much healing! You deserve to feel well!

    • Potato_Time

      859d

      From my experiences (in the US) their one and only goal is to keep you physically safe. I did not get to meet with a therapist at all and when I met with a doctor it was always limited and I was never given a chance to really describe any of my issues to them. I have had options for “groups” but they were typically some type of “art therapy”and were short and there was never really any type of discussion about the art we did? Otherwise I always spent most of my time in my room (shared with 3 others) typically journaling, reading, or napping. They do keep you on a pretty strict schedule for meals, medications, similar things, which to me is very helpful because I thrive on routine and consistency. I’ve had really hit or miss (mostly miss) interactions with the psych nurses. Anyway I guess for me it would only be worth going back if I was at physical risk to myself. Otherwise personally I think outpatient therapy options are going to be more centered around treatment and getting better for me. Anyway I am absolutely not trying to discourage anyone from going to stay at the psych ward because it is 100% necessary sometimes and it’s obviously better than someone getting hurt or worse. Just sharing my experiences!

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