Admitting myself to hospital?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Hanging by a thread, Mar 18, 2014.

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  1. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    Heya, kinda thinking that I need to go to hospital but I don't know how to go about it. Need some time away in a safe environment. Has anyone else done this?
     
  2. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    I am not sure how that works in the UK - I would try calling a crisis line there and discuss how with them - or possibly just by going to A&E? Hopefully somebody with better knowledge of UK will have more direct advice and see this soon.

    Take Care and Be Safe

    Ben
     
  3. justsomegirl

    justsomegirl Well-Known Member

    My brother did this. I'm sure you can go through your GP or psychiatrist, but at the time he did not have either. He simply drove himself to the ER and told them he was too overwhelmed and was worried about hurting himself. They did put him under a mandatory 48 hour hold, but they got him into a room almost immediately and gave him meds and a safe place to sleep.

    If you think you should go, go. There's nothing to lose by doing so. And I hope it helps you. :hug:
     
  4. RogueLoki

    RogueLoki Member

    If you have a doctor, just call them. If you tell them you are suicidal they will call the hospital and let them know you are coming. If you do not have a doctor just go to the ER, let them know they should admit you. Worse case have someone call the the police and ask for a committal. You need to go. Someone mentioned UK, not sure but all of these things are reasonable options in the US. I hope this helps.
     
  5. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Best thing to do if you have family get them to take you to emergency room ok or call crisis line who will send you some help to take you there hugs
     
  6. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    I need to do something different because I can't go on like this. Thanks for the advice guys. I'm going to speak to dr tomorrow and tell them how bad I am x
     
  7. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    Hope all goes well for you HBAT

    :freehug:
     
  8. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

  9. justsomegirl

    justsomegirl Well-Known Member

    Proud of you! Best of luck, I hope you get some rest and care. Check back in when you can/if you want to and let us know how it went. :hug:
     
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