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If you're not suicidal, when do you go to the hospital,?

I’m really struggling. My stress levels are through the roof and I just can’t handle it. I’m hearing a lot of voices and seeing a lot of really scary things.

So how do you know when it’s time to go to the hospital if you’re not suicidal/homicidal?

I called for an emergency appointment with my pdoc but the soonest she could get me in was Friday and I don’t feel like I can last that long with this level of hallucinating.

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Generally, if you have to ask yourself that question, it is time. There are a few exceptions, but people generally don’t want to be in the hospital unless they actually need it.

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Yeah, I’m trying desperately to avoid it, but I’m legit scared. Terrified even. I haven’t been this bad in a really long time and I’m just not used to it anymore. I feel like a drama queen for even thinking about going to the hospital.

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You just were suicidal a week ago. It isn’t drama queen behavior to not be totally healed up in a week. You know yourself and your symptoms well enough to know when things are getting bad. What does your partner say? Can he watch little LED while you are there?

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Yeah, he can watch her.

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The important thing is for you to get the help you need. You are brave for knowing when it is time to ask for more help.

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For me I get suicide thoughts kind of randomly. I just know not to act on them.

Idk… I think everyone’s different. If I had homicidal urges I’d check myself in…

You’re probably the best judge of you tho. Or if your not ask someone who is.

IMO

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I think you should go to the hospital.

I’ve never been suicidal,

But hospitalized four times.

All because my positive symptoms (voices and hallucinations) were out of control.

Just like you, right now.

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Check yourself in, better safe than sorry.

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Yeah, I mean, even unmedicated I haven’t been this scared of my positive symptoms in many years. Even 3 years ago when my haldol stopped working I wasn’t really scared at all. But this is scary. I’m hearing and seeing really scary things. It’s making it harder to sleep than it already is.

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Definitly go if you are struggling. There is no shame in seeking guidance. To be taken care of by professionals usually calms me down. Let them decide the best course of action. Just make sure you let them colofully know how you feel so they know what to do.

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Yeah, @LED,

You need to go to the hospital.

No one wants to, but I think it would really help.

You can’t just live like this,

The hospital will help you.

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I’m going to try to wait until tomorrow. Honestly I posted this expecting everyone to tell me I’m just being dramatic and if I’m not suicidal/homicidal I’m fine. I was just looking for some reassurance. Lol

Thanks for the help, y’all. The thought of having to go off my meds is apparently stressful enough to make me feel like I went off my meds. :upside_down_face:

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I would think that you’re probably at the point where you’re still needing help.

Go on in bud. Its our bum luck that we have to deal with this, but we don’t have to deal with it alone.

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Really think you should go, intervention early sometimes makes for quicker recovery.

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The legal criterion for an involuntary hospitalization is if the person is a “danger to themself or others.” I suspect that the criterion for a voluntary hospitalization is the same or similar. Tell them you don’t know where you will be if you can’t get hospitalized, but you’re sure it won’t be good.

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But if the criteria is harming someone, I’m not there yet.

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I always found it easier to cope with while staying home and meditating

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Maybe you’re a danger to yourself. I don’t think the criteria has to be actual harm. Just the danger of harm is enough.

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I don’t think it has to be the potential for actual violence. You might say that seeing their mother so distraught could be damaging for your children.

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