I was planning to tell my psychiatrist the truth about how I really feel and what I think about doing to get treatment at a hospital but I won't now after reading other people's horror stories. I had my own bad experience at the ER earlier this year. I regretted telling my therapist the truth. A voluntary stay turned into an involuntary section. I was on a cot in the hallway for hours because no rooms were available. I received no meds even for my physical problems like diabetes and hypertension. One nurse was a bitch and treated me roughly. The doctor said I would be restrained if I tried to leave. I realized I had lost my freedom because of a bad decision. Luckily at the last moment my wife who is an RN was able to sign me out with promises for aftercare. I was terrified and glad to get out of there. So I have been having real bad thoughts lately and decided to get treatment but what do I tell my psychiatrist without getting hauled off to the psych ward? How do I get proper care and the right medication that will help me? Where do I draw the line without getting locked up against my will?