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Old 11-12-2018, 05:42 PM #1
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I'm not suicidal but haven't been functioning for a while on a daily basis.
Constant med changes as well.
Living situation problems.
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If you are unable to find support close at hand at home...you would do well to find a support group or workshop just for an avenue to vent, and a place to receive validation for whats going on in your life...we cant always be at our best.

Be sure to be forgiving, kind and generous to yourself everyday Infinite sadness, things will get better, just take it one day at a time. But don't be reticent about asking for help if you find yourself at an inescapable low point....presenting at hospital may be necessary to help put things back into perspective.
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For me, I will do anything to not go, but that is just me. In the past I have had to be put in. Like I said that is just how I am.
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For me, I will do anything to not go, but that is just me. In the past I have had to be put in. Like I said that is just how I am.
Why is that??
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everyone keeps talking me out of it.
I've been many times.
people keep telling me it's for emergency only.
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Why is that??
Embaresment, confinement, no control, can't smoke, Can't take care of my dogs, can't take care of my home, bills ect…
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I have been three times and all three were voluntary. I recognised I wasn't managing things very well and needed help. Friends and family were a big part of the last two experiences whereby they expressed their concerns and encouraged me to take some action. The first occasion came as a result of my thinking I was having a heart attack. But it was recognised as a panic attack. I was given the option of staying in the hospital for a while.

I am fortunate in that my loved ones are incredibly understanding and supportive. They make up a network of a strong support team. I recognise in turn their concerns when they voice them and thus when I had my last bout of severe depression it was at their encouragement that I sought help.

Not everyone has such a positive team. I realise some have the opposite and think how terribly unfortunate they are. I can't imagine hot having my own circle being present in my stability and recovery.

Are you at all surrounded by anyone emotionally supportive who could be encouraging for you? How close a professional relationship do you have with your family doctor? If you are concerned about your psychiatrist forcing you into being an inpatient could you instead see your family doctor for a chat about your concerns? Mobile Crisis organisations can be very helpful too. Unless you are clearly presenting a danger to yourself or others they will not force anything upon you.

Good luck. I am glad you had the courage to speak out.

Finally, there is nothing negative or weak about you for considering this. In fact, this is the opposite. It takes and incredible amount of strength to consider this. I commend you for it. Also consider that you are worth receiving help too.
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Putting yourself under a 5150 is synonymous with having yourself arrested and thrown into jail. I don't recommend it.
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If I'm having a bad reaction to my meds or if those around me feel I'm unsafe.
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((((InfiniteSadness)))) Usually people go to the hospital when they represent a danger for themselves or for others. But if that's not your case, I don't think it's necessary. I'm sorry you're struggling so much Do you see a therapist?
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