Hi everyone--
i just became a member of this site. Funny thing is I was reading your posts for a wk. Then I had one of my "spells" and ended up in the er for hurting myself and ended up with 12 stitches...Anyways...They petitioned me to the local mental health hospital where I stayed for 3 nights. I must say it was an interesting experience. I was on a unit intended for people suffering from ed (eating disorders) and sirs (self injury recovery services). It was almost like being back in elementary school..Elementary school for crazies. I felt like I was in a crazy house, I guess essentially I was. However, it must have been the most calming, therepeutic three days of my life. I since then decided to join. I feel that these forums are the closest thing to the comfort I felt there. They are the only place where I feel I am not alone with my disorders. I am 23 and part of my release required that I set up an appt with both a phsychiatrist and therapist which I have done. I would love to hear from some of the regulars on this site as I will be posting often and hope to get to know some of you. I am always open to suggestions for coping and will be happy to share my experiences as well as suggestions and new information I gain through my therapy...Oh yeah...Currently I take 30 mg of prozac a day to treat my depression.
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replied August 9th, 2007
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Re: Just Released
Hi
How are doing now?

best
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replied October 10th, 2007
I was in a mental health hospital too, but exept i was there for a year. LOL but not locked up or anything, just getting help for my depression. and anxiety and confidence issues. and i think it really helped me. but next door was the locked up ones, they were all suicidal and really mentaly ill. but I made lots of freinds there though. Smile
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replied October 24th, 2007
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Was that you were able to learn something by this experience. Since you are going to get some help, it must have had some impact on you. That is a good thing. Now just that experience as a guideline to recovery. I don't think it is something you would like to go through again.. If you really want to get well, the you hare going in the right direction.

I wish you the best,
Carrie
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replied October 25th, 2007
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yeah i got put in one for like2 or 3 days but i didnt like it the one i went to people werent very excepting and i didnt get to see the people that i needed more than ever but anyways
how are you doing since then?
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replied November 4th, 2007
What was it like? Did you feel wierd being in the hospital or did they help?
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