10-05-2017 11:27 PM
how do you know when you need to go to hospital or not? people keep telling me things are serious but i feel like i am not bad enough to go to hospital even though i am very suicidal at the moment i still feel like it is not enough like i am just being weak and if i went they would all just be annoyed at me for wasting their time.
11-05-2017 12:18 AM
I sent you an email just now, checking whether you are safe at the moment. It's important to speak to someone about how you are feeling right now
11-05-2017 12:32 AM
Hi @Eden1919, sorry you're feeling confused at the moment. Its very hard to self assess when we are unwell. I think "if in doubt - get it checked out" Even if you visit your GP, or Emergency and ask that very question. "Am I sick enough to benefit from a hospital stay?" Often they might just observe you a day or two, maybe change some meds, protect you from self harm if necessary. When I was really bad I didn't know if I would cross this line and act on intense SI until it was too late. If you feel unsafe you can call an ambulance.
Hope the moderator is able to help you more. Be kind to yourself, just hang in there till morning - you'll feel different then, get some sunshine ❤❤❤
11-05-2017 12:36 AM
Great advice @Former-Member !
What a lovely response
11-05-2017 11:00 AM
Hello @Eden1919 My psychiatrist explains that if you feel you need to go to hospital you must explain to them that you are seriously suicidal and push that point, are you near a hospital that has a mental health unit? they may be better set up to accept you.
11-05-2017 12:14 PM
Yes there is a mental health unit at my hospital but i dont want to go i have too much to do plus i have things to look after and it just isnt a good time and everyone would be mad at me and ugh i just dont know what to do anymore
11-05-2017 01:11 PM
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11-05-2017 06:03 PM
When i was really unwell, i ended up having to hand over some of the decision making and put a massive amount of trust (reluctantly) into what other people were telling me was what i needed. It didnt 'feel' right, i didnt know what was up or down really. So I ended up in hopspital, but it wasnt an awful experience, and it stabilised me enough to get up and move on again. It wasnt a cure all, but it got me back to the stage where i could think, make decisions that were not solely based on the voice of depression and manage everything again.
I do think sometimes there are things that are not going to 'feel' right or ok, but we might have to make a leap of faith anyway and try something new to change the cycle to give ourselves a chance at change,
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