I don't know anything about them and I figured I'd see if anyone here could enlighten me. I've been contemplating/attempting suicide without anyone knowing for the last couple years, I'm depressed and I've got 90% of the symptoms of Avoidant Personality Disorder. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avoidant_personality_disorder) I've got no one I feel comfort talking to and no way to get myself to a therapist frequently. What's the deal with psych wards? Do they cost money? If I commit myself how hard is it to leave? Any useful information would be appreciated. I think this is the best option for me before I turn to completely giving up.