One thought on “When It’s Time to Consider Hospitalization

  • November 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I agree with your list of situations in which hospitalization would probably be best. In Canada, where I live, you are at the mercy of the psychiatric resident as to whether you will be admitted or not. Many, many times you can be suicidal and severely depressed and be turned away from the ER with the statement, “Sorry, there are no beds”. I have family and a friend who killed themselves after being turned away. One young man’s mother WAS admitted to the psych ward after her son died after being turned away! The system is sick. Often people have more than one mental illness, and certain ones such as Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance abuse still carry huge stigmas which can negatively influence the hospital staff’s view of you and their decision to admit you or not. Very, very sad.


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