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Hospital admission? Need advice.

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Sunshineaftertherain Mon 24-Feb-14 10:50:44

Hi there. I'm a long time lurker and serial name changer but really need some advice.

I will keep it short. I am suffering from bad pnd and have had repeated thoughts of self harm and a couple of suicide attempts. I'm finding it difficult to stabilise meds and things had gotten better but are worsening again with thoughts if killing myself stronger than ever.

I have been offered a bed in a mother and baby unit but need to let them know today.

Problem is I don't want to leave my other dc or be isolated in what I see as a prison. I'm a very busy and active person. Always running around and I'm afraid of going had if I can't be busy and go out.

Please advise. Anyone out there who has been in the same boat.

So as not to drop feed I was sectioned with ds1 and it was a horrible experience. I'm just really scared, confused and indecisive. confused

TheOrchardKeeper Mon 24-Feb-14 10:52:49

It's better than killing yourself and your kids having no mother.

Hospital isn't forever. Death is thanks

(Been there, done that. Take all the help you can get and then some).

TheOrchardKeeper Mon 24-Feb-14 10:53:28

(If you go in voluntarily it's not half as horrid. You'll have more rights and be able to go on the odd supervised walk etc).

Millie2013 Mon 24-Feb-14 14:02:48

I would go in, as a voluntary patient and give it a go. If you hate it, you can discuss with your team about other options, but this is an opportunity for some specialist help and I would grab it with both hands smile

magicgirl74 Mon 24-Feb-14 14:09:53

I agree I went into a psychiatric hospital voluntarily a couple of weeks before Christmas I was only in there 8 days while they sorted out my meds and got me eating properly again(I always struggle to eat when I'm bad)and if they section you it's a lot worse.I know they are scary places but at least you can't harm yourself and there will be medical staff there 24/7 and just keep telling yourself that you got better before and you will get better again good luck and keep us posted xxx

Sunshineaftertherain Mon 24-Feb-14 14:41:05

Thanks so much for all of your lovely replies. I think I will maybe give it a go. Just waiting on my cpn calling me to confirm. I will keep you all posted.

Thanks again everyone. smile

SteeleyeStan Mon 24-Feb-14 15:04:20

Hospital isn't always bad, especially when you get to go in voluntarily. It can be a very safe place with help available. I hope it'll go well and help you feel better. thanks

WheresTheCoffee Mon 24-Feb-14 15:07:28

Lots of good advice here, it's good that you've had the offer of specialist help and have the choice. Good luck x

Gorja Mon 24-Feb-14 15:17:14

Hospital saved my life eighteen months ago, hardest decision I have ever made but one of the best. Good luck x

SilverStars Mon 24-Feb-14 17:07:03

A mother and baby unit is much more supportive than an adult psych ward and there will be people there to help you come home as soon as possible. They would not offer it unless you need it.

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