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Old 10-15-2018, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: Stories about good/helpful inpatient experiences?

Sometimes safety IS the helpful part. Yes, it can be boring, but you come out alive. That's IS helpful.

Most hospitalizations are designed really only for that purpose. They are short-term crisis intervention units, so they really aren't trying to "heal" you; they are simply keeping you safe and beginning medication management for stabilization. The expectation is that you will see a therapist for long-term work on your issues and healing.

That said, my hospitalizations were generally positive. The classes were sometimes actually rather informative (not all of them), the food was decent surprisingly enough, and I was able to take the time to not have to be responsible for anything but myself -- that was a major positive for me. Generally there were one or two other patients who I got to know fairly well and spent time visiting with. The staff was attentive and respectful. I usually left feeling more positive about my ability to manage and move forward than when I entered.
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