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Can someone just walk in to get help in a mental health hospital?

Can someone just walk in to get help in a mental health hospital?

Sometimes: Some inpatient psychiatric treatment hospitals can evaluate "walk-ins" to see if hospitalization is needed. A better bet would be to walk in to a hospital emergency room and let them know the situation. If the emergency room docs think that hospitalization is needed, they'll call around and find a program that has an opening. Calling 911 is another way of getting help quickly. ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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My boyfriend is in the hospital with a collaped lung. why does he sound so out of it and why wont they let him get up and walk around??

My boyfriend is in the hospital with a collaped lung. why does he sound so out of it and why wont they let him get up and walk around??

Mgt: During the treatment, a chest tube may be required, and this can decrease his mobility during the initial recovery. Does he have a fever? infection, prolonged cough? His physicians and nursing staff may be able to provide you with information regarding his oxygenation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could walk into a hospital and ask to see a doctor for depression or any other mental problem?

Can you tell me if i could walk into a hospital and ask to see a doctor for depression or any other mental problem?

You could, but: Barring emergencies, the best setting for treatment of depression is actually an outpatient clinic. This setting allows you to develop a relationship with your psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist over time. With this, effective treatment can be provided and allow gradual improvement. However if suicidal, you may well need a hospital. ...Read more

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Want to admit me to mental health facility get my mental & physical pain under control, do I just go to the hospital and say I cant cope or function?

Want to admit me to mental health facility get my mental & physical pain under control, do I just go to the hospital and say I cant cope or function?

Eval. & Outpt. Txmt.: You must go to psychiatric ER and be evaluated by a psychiarist. During this evaluation your problem will be psychiatric and possible medical problem will be evaluated. You do not seem to be a danger to self or others. So it seems that a work of up your problemsw can be done on an outpatient basis by a psychiatrist and if indicated by PCP. If medciation is indicated it may be started in the ER ...Read more

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Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Daughter saw hospital mental health person 1x released no problem found does this info get sent to state mental health office on record forever?

Recorded somewhere: We live in a world of recordkeeping.I know of no one looking to keep track of everyone that sees a mental health counselor.However, you can be assured that an insurance company and/or the facility records the encounter by date and time with a related diagnostic label. It is how they justify paying for services or making them available. ...Read more

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Why do they let the hospital volunteers just walk in my room? It’s really annoying.

Why do they let the hospital volunteers just walk in my room? It’s really annoying.

Tell head nurse: You can limit or restrict people who go to your room. You still have to allow the nurses, and doctors to see you. Volunteers have an important function in hospitals. ...Read more

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My mom can't walk after being in the hospital for 2 weeks, she was discharged last thursday?

My mom can't walk after being in the hospital for 2 weeks, she was discharged last thursday?

Mobility: Staying in the hospital immobile for 2 weeks for an elderly would male our bones weaker and put us at great risk of thrombosis and embolism. If your mom needs to be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more