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Old 10-05-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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going to the hospital

I have concerns that if my cutting, and suicidal thoughts come back , that my doctor would want me to go to the hospital. The problem is I don't want to go to the hospital because it is too hard on my kids having me away. I just want to not have any more episodes, but I think that it is likely I will. What can I do?

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Old 10-06-2005, 03:45 AM   #2
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Re: going to the hospital

Hi there,
I am sure that you have probably tried many methods of stopping yourself from doing this, but at present without success, is there anything at all that you can think of that might bring you a little relief? Is there no one you can talk to at all, to get some of the worst feelings out in the open? Or perhaps you can write it all down somewhere? Maybe you have already found that this is not so helpful...

The thing is, if going to the hospital helps you and it something you feel you really need then maybe you can explain it like that to your children - you have an illness and you need treatment, you are fighting this the best you can but we all need help sometimes with illness, that is what the hospital is for.

I know that guilt often comes along with all this, we feel that our problems are impacting badly on the lives of those around us, but putting off treatment for the sake of others is not the best way to go as it does not solve the underlying problem. Short-term it is better for your children but long term it isn't because you are still suffering from the illness and find that at some other point later you may have to go into hospital anyway - perhaps more urgently and at an even more inconvenient time.

good luck, I hope you recieve the treatment you need
all the best

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Old 10-06-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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Re: going to the hospital

I know how you feel. I havebeen hospitalized several times for my depression and feel I am on the verge of needing to go again but I really dont want to have to leave my kids again. I havent been inpatient for over a year but things have gone downhill again and have been in 'crisis mode' for more than a week now-just barely holding on day by day....thats not good for the kids either. it's a terrible situation to be in.

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