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When Would A Person Need To Go To A Mental Hospital
When in danger: When someone is behaving in a manner that endangers themselves or others they are admitted to an inpatient facility that can help. This often includes suicidal or homicidal threats or behaviors. ...Read more
Voluntary or otherwi: You can check in voluntarily or a family member can check you in. Sometimes order of the court is needed for commitment. ...Read more
Very stressed. Could I go to a mental hospital to de stress only for 2 days? Would starting meds before finals be a bad idea? I have finals Tuesday.
Acute Anxiety: I commend you for your desire to have Education for future career. Thank you for informing about Fatigue, depression, using Vynase and Ativan as needed. Do not use Vyvanse -can cause restlessness, trouble concentrating, insomnia and depression Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi You can destress in a State Park or National Park, not Mental Hospital Take Ativan ...Read more
I promised i wouldn't commit suicide but I am losing every bit of self control I have to keep the promise. Should i go to a mental hospital?
Absolutely: Tell someone. Make sure you talk about this. It can be very helpful to acknowledge where you're at. Tell as many people you can that you trust and feel safe with. Call a suicide hotline. Ask for an urgent appointment with a therapist or counselor. Tell your physician. Don't wait or ignore. Don't do drugs or alcohol. If these are exhausted or you feel this is a crisis, then yes go to a hospital. ...Read more
I have anxiety from molestation. I tried to kill myself at least 3 times but have thoughts about suicide everyday, should I go to a mental hospital?
Probably.: You then will need therapy with someone familiar with the special needs of sexual trauma survivors. You do need to go to a hospital that knows how to assess trauma and stabilize in appropriate ways. You will probably Ned to consider medications for the depressive symptoms and learn coping skills to deal with the suicidal ideations. Please take action soon! ...Read more
Yes, but rarely: in most states psychiatrists have a duty to hospitalize only those patients who are acutely a danger to themselves (for instance, if they are suicidal and plan to act on this imminently& cannot be convinced otherwise). The hospitalization is always to protect the patient or the party at risk, to initiate proper treatment for the pt, & to keep the pt safe. This is a rare outcome. ...Read more
Psych admission: They will admit you if 1. You are an imminent danger to self, 2. Imminent danger to others, 3. Gravely disabled, they will not just admit you based on hx of suicide attempts in past and you are not suicidal etc, unless you want to pay cash, best is go to er and have yourself checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that you could be sent to a long term mental hospital permanently? What would need to happen for this?
It's possible: Over the past 30 yrs or so, there has been a push for deinstitutionalization of the chronically mentally ill in the U.S. Nowadays, If someone is sent to a psychiatric facility long term, it is most likely b/c the persons were involved in repeated, serious attempts to injure themselves or others. Forensic psychiatric hospitals evaluate and treat mentally ill offenders who have committed crimes. ...Read more
Yes, recommended: It is not always the severity of the injury that determines necessity of care. If you still have thoughts or hear voices to harm yourself, then you need to get that under control for your safety. Superficial cuts in the wrong places can harm you more than a deep cut elsewhere. ...Read more
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