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What do you do when you go to a recovery home?

#1
Hey everyone,

My parents have talked to me about going to a mental hospital aka a recovery home.

I just wanted to know if going helped you and what you do when you are there.

Thank you so much,

Lots of love
 
#2
The main thing that a mental hospital will do is keep you from harming yourself or others. In principle, there may be other forms of help that you could get there, but nothing that you couldn't just as easily get on an outpatient basis.

If the environment that you're in is super stressful, then going to the hospital could get you out of that, though you wouldn't necessarily have to go to a hospital to get the same benefit.

Sometimes someone just needs to stay safe for a short time, and then they're in a better place when they get out.

Other times, their hospital experience is really bad, though the hospital may have kept them from making a suicide attempt.

If you decide that you do want to go to the hospital, you might want to try reading up about anything you can find out about a particular place. You may also want to try visiting and talking to some of the staff. If you might want to talk to a therapist or doctor to ask what they advise, and if they advise going to the hospital, which one. You won't necessarily be admitted to a hospital just because you want to go to one, but having good insurance may increase your chances of being hospitalized, and even being forced to stay longer than you'd like to.

A non-inpatient option might be a intensive outpatient therapy program.
 
#3
The main thing that a mental hospital will do is keep you from harming yourself or others. In principle, there may be other forms of help that you could get there, but nothing that you couldn't just as easily get on an outpatient basis.

If the environment that you're in is super stressful, then going to the hospital could get you out of that, though you wouldn't necessarily have to go to a hospital to get the same benefit.

Sometimes someone just needs to stay safe for a short time, and then they're in a better place when they get out.

Other times, their hospital experience is really bad, though the hospital may have kept them from making a suicide attempt.

If you decide that you do want to go to the hospital, you might want to try reading up about anything you can find out about a particular place. You may also want to try visiting and talking to some of the staff. If you might want to talk to a therapist or doctor to ask what they advise, and if they advise going to the hospital, which one. You won't necessarily be admitted to a hospital just because you want to go to one, but having good insurance may increase your chances of being hospitalized, and even being forced to stay longer than you'd like to.

A non-inpatient option might be a intensive outpatient therapy program.

Thank you so much for your advice. I will consider it.

Lots of love.
 

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