I am not sure if this is the right section to put this in. I am cursed/blessed with the ability to appear a lot healthier than I actually am. As such I tend to get released from inpatient wards long before I actually should be, and end up with a very dodgy few months. I have been very lucky so far, but I am afraid my luck may be running out. On to the question, If things don't improve in the next few weeks, I am going to check myself in for my own protection. What should I say or do to make sure they keep me as long as I really need? A little more detail so you have a reference point: *I have Schizoaffective disorder, the delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia are fairly reasonably controlled. Essentially, I only have delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia that would turn neurotypicals into a quivering mass of goo. Those experienced with psychosis would find them merely unpleasant. *Mania and Depression: I very rarely get any mania that isn't tied up with psychosis. Depression however is a fairly constant reality. *Suicidal Ideation: I have to laugh about this one, I have gone far past the ideation phase and have plots and schemes that could fill volumes. Until recently, however those plots and schemes were slated for many years in the future. I have never attempted, but I am afraid if things don't improve soon, I will. Anyway, that's the situation, any advice would be greatly appreciated.