I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct section but I'm worried about my best friend. I think they may have been hospitalized for depression a few weeks ago, but I have no way of knowing for sure because I don't know their family and I read that the hospital isn't allowed to tell you because of patient confidentiality. I knew they'd already had treatment recently at the hospital as an outpatient which did help them improve and that since the treatment ended they were waiting for an appointment from the people at the hospital to see what happens next, but I've not heard anything since and it's unusual for them not to respond me to in so long so I reckon they have been hospitalized. I just feel really worried and upset because I hate imagining them in that scenario when I've read about patients who say being there made them feel worse, that the staff were rude, wasn't a nice atmosphere, etc Apparently one psych did say before the treatment that it would be a good idea to be hospitalized, so that's why I assume that's what's happened. I miss being able to talk to them/see them aswell as being worried about how they're getting on. Anyone else had someone they're close to end up in hospital? how did you cope with being worried about them / feeling upset? (especially if you couldn't see them / talk to them?). I know which hospital it is, but I also know you aren't allowed to just walk in and ask to see someone. It's already been almost a month since I last heard from my friend, so I guess it's been that long since they've been in hospital. The more time that passes the more worried I feel, I've heard some people can be there for multiple months, and that thought makes me worry even more.