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Help figuring out this debate!

So there is place called PEERS house here and they offered me to go for 3-5 days to get therapy everyday all day. Different groups and free meals. I want to go but then there’s a side of me that doesn’t and is to scared.
There’s a lot of what if’s going In and out of my head. Like what if I get in a fight, can I go that long away from home again like I did when I was in the psych ward. Will someone try to rape me like a guy tried in the psych ward.
Please help me with the pros and cons!

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edit. Just seen it’s a group setting

I’d feel the same way, I don’t think I’m great around other people

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I suck at starting conversation, and because of that I keep to myself

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Me too. I mean, I don’t really watch the news or follow sports so I’ve not much to talk about :expressionless:

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It sounds great.

I think you should give it a go.
Understanding of yourself but encouraging and supportive and pep talk to go.

They don’t seem to have that type of thing where I live.

There are was a activity house for mentally ill in Sweden that I used to go to when I lived there and it was such a great place.

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You would think me being a athlete and really into sports I would have something to talk about but I’m just scared something stupid will come out

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Others there will be in your shoes too!

You’ve nothing to lose. Lots to gain. If it’s shite then don’t go back. You could get some good insight and support and that is worth a look.

It’s always hard to take that first step. It really is but as I say. I’d try it to see. Sometimes it’s good going out of your comfort zone!

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I’m just worried something bad will happen. They say it’s nothing like the psych ward but still it’s with people I don’t know

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Well they do have the option of going there durning the day and come back home at night. Do you think I should try that and then maybe stay there for 5 days when I feel more comfortable?

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Yes. Do it where you are happy if your not comfortable. I’m sure they’d be accomadating! I’d be honest up front. I’d like to do it but I’ve some reservations and I have these problems. They should be able to help you if your struggling.

I’d give it a go. Your decision but do the pros and cons. You can gain some…those fears may not be as bad as you think!

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Thanks @rogueone i’ll Let you know my decision in the morning. I’m going to write out my pros and cons but I will fight this fear by making that phone call later today to go.

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I agree 100%! Nothing to be afraid of! Live a little!

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Don’t even make a list of cons because they aren’t cons! They are your brain giving you what if scenarios that are highly unlikely to happen. If you’re going to use them as an excuse not to go then call the facility and tell them your fears and find out what safety precautions they have in place for the things your scared of. I bet they have a safety plan as they don’t want to be sued!

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@Pinkbarbie23 yeah your probably right!

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She is right for sure! It really helps to be around people in therapy, makes you not feel alone in the struggle. I was scared too, Im not a people person but I was able to make friends and find some solidarity in my intensive outpatient group therapy for addiction

And unlike the hospital you can leave at any time

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You can try to go one day and if you don’t feel good there, then you don’t go there anymore.

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I think you should give it a chance. You might like it or be positively surprised.

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Is this an outpatient thing? I went to one of those called Adult Partial Hospitalization and they picked me up from my house four days a week in a shuttle. Dropped me off too. I find such programs are a lot easier to be in because the people in them are generally less severely ill than people in hospitals. The groups are useful and they work on coping strategies and stuff. I found out about the program through my case worker at community mental health.

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