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Mon Jun 10, 2013, 01:09 PM

I don't get this:

There is no long term hospital available for me when things get bad,At most a month.I start to get better and I am discharged too soon then I crash.I asked my therapist if there were long term options on MA and there are none.It's sad that you have to commit a crime to get long term care. How can a hospital help me in two days? I was inpatient the beginning of this month for 2 days.WTF.

Secondly some kinds of problems are not a short term fix,you can't tinker with the medication and then they are ok.
There are times I wish I could go somewhere long term , investigate the place first, go there like over a year,and get help specifically for trauma.Sometimes I don't feel safe tackling some issues on the outside.
But as it is now I'd have to commit a crime to get treatment long term.

That is not right.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 01:29 PM

1. Be careful what you wish for

Because I suspect that if you were committed to an institution of any sort the only thing you would want, would be, to be back out and free. If you are a voluntary inpatient, most places will charge your insurance $1000.00 per day. Can you afford 365 thousand dollars to keep you institutionalized? And that is what you learn in an institution is how to behave in a cage. One becomes institutionalized. Oh, well seems like we all come to a point where we just end up pacing the cage.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 03:11 PM

2. As far as I know

Hospitals generally only stabilize psych patients these days. They try to treat long-term issues on an outpatient basis. A good friend of mine attended a day program for about a year after a hospitalization, and it did her quite a lot of good. Do you know whether those sorts of resources exist in your area?

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Response to rox63 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 02:51 AM

4. Yes, day treatment programs can be excellent

One attends every single day for a period of time.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 02:50 AM

3. What about a group home

Or something other than hospital care? My state has options like that.

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