What happens if I check into a mental hospital?
What rights do I have?
How long can I be expected to stay, under what conditions?
Do I have a right to refuse medications if the side effects worsen my multiple physical/mental conditions?
How will being in a mental hospital affect my rapport with my primary?
My situation is that I've not found the right meds for my issues and feel overwhelmed and despairing. My quality of life is very poor because of multiple issues with moderate cerebralpalsy, fibromyalgia, COPD, anxiety/depression, endometriosis, chronic infections from epstein barr...
I'm shut in 70% of the time with little interaction, few friends, I can't take care of myself and get weaker over time. I'm fighting to get a wheelchair and ramp for my apt but that will take at least 3 months, not including the 6 months i've had to wade through exams and paperwork. another 4 months to get subsidized help for chores as well.
I'm hoping that a mental hospital will help me with the right combo of pain medications and mood stabilizers, and the ability to talk about my feelings more often than once a week like i've been doing so i can get to the heart of being able to cope..
thanks for any info on what it's like in a mental hospital, how people aere treated and what to expect if they voluntarily commit themsleves to avoid more drama and get intensive help.
I just want to make sure that I won't be there against my will for longer than necessary or have my relationship with my primary affected.
Last edited by nikelboi; 12-26-2007 at 10:48 PM.