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I didn't read every post on the thread. I thought the OP was referring to thoughts she did not wish to act on and had already tried therapy...or is still in the process of therapy. Did I miss a piece? Folks already included the hotline #s which was useful.
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not going to argue the benefits of contacting medical personal who come with various levels of attention & professional treatment options over meditation. just not going there. that works for you. i'm happy. keeps YOU off the ledge good. some people need more then that and need folks who have been trained to do so. for those I would hardily suggest using the medical system put in place for just such a thing.
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Honestly I'm just scared.

Whenever I've had therapy they have said if they are concerned for my well-being the will have to take it further. What if expressing my thoughts makes them thing this?

You hear about people reaching out only to be shipped off to a ward and have their kids taken away
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a good therapist should be able to determine what steps need to be taken. and honestly, going to the hospital might be the best step. maybe it will give you some time to relax in a safe place, get on to some meds in a safe way and just in general be totally safe. most times you don't have to stay an eternity..no one wants that..they want you to be safe. to be alive. and as for your kids, if you can't manage yourself, maybe they need to be safe as well. usually the minimum is 3 days. you can do that...for your life, for their life. they don't need to see you at your worst, worrying if all is going to be ok?

being scared is a good thing...now do something about it. you won't be the first to show up at an er scared. I was. each time. and on the other hand each person I talked off that ledge was just as scared...scared is ok. scared helps you realize it's ok to get help.
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What happened when to went to the ER?
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I walked up to the desk & said "I don't feel safe." they said ok & immediately took me inside to a small room. a nurse came in than began taking my vitals and talking with me. shortly, they took me into the main er and placed me in a small room in the back where I could be alone. I changed into a gown & they took all my stuff (I knew I was going to stay so I brought 3 days worth clothing). soon a nurse came in again and checked on me, asked if I wanted something to eat. etc. a dr came in and sat with me and chatted..asked about the feelings, what had been going on, did I feel safe? did I think I would act on them? what kind of support I had at home etc. it was very calm. eventually they came in & said I would be admitted to the floor. they packed up all my stuff and me and wheeled me up there. once there I was introduced to the desk staff etc. another nurse interviewed me and got me settled in. they took my clothes for a day . it was scary when the door locked , but I got used to that quickly (it was a locked ward..a smaller unti) men on one side, women the other some had single rooms others not) everyone ate in the common rooms, there was art therapy, group therapy, etc. food was decent you could order what you wanted, snacks during the day.

honestly it wasn't bad. nurses check checking in on you, dr as well. you had access to a phone, tv's. don't recall about cell phones etc.. I was discharged after 4 days with a follow up with my dr & therapist. visitors were allowed.

I was in a few more times. for medicine changes , etc, suicide issues etc. it is a great resource to have available. all they want is for you to heal & feel better. not like the horror shows of tv.
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I just want to clarify something. A responder may have misunderstood my posts. I was not suggesting that mediTation should be a substitution for therapy and/or medical options. I have used all of these options (drug trials, CBT, TCM, mindfulness, mediTation) down the years in my own life for depression and anxiety. And when people are taking meds or talking to professionals they often have time alone when they feel awful too....mediTation is very helpful for those times when people are home alone and stuck or frustrated. It is also a well-researched effective method for ameliorating depression and anxiety.

Folks, when we respond to threads, let's please be respectful of each other's ideas and offerings. And let's not jump to conclusions or make snide references to other posters. We are all here to support each other. We are all in need. And we are all human. There is no need to be adversarial.

I am here wishing everyone peace regardless of which options they favor. What works for one person may not work for another. And what helps someone at one point in their life may not be as useful as something else later on. We are not talking about a black-and-white problem. Depression is complex.

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What happened when to went to the ER?
How do you feel today Icedgem? What is your gut telling you...do you think you need a doctor? If you feel unsure, you could tell the doctor something like "Well I feel quite bad and I have negative thoughts bothering me but I have zero desire to act on these thoughts. What I'd really like is to have a safe chat with an experienced provider about my thoughts and feelings."

Am I understanding you correctly, Icedgem? You do not have a plan to end your life....you want someone to help you work through the suicidal ideation?
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