Call the facility in advance to learn about admission procedures, daily schedules, what items you can and cannot bring, and any other day-to-day policies you want to know about.
January, 22 at 4: I am a therapist who works in an acute inpatient psych unit doing group therapy.
First, I'm glad you mention that no one comes to work with the intent of harming the patients. Most of us have chosen to become health care providers because we have some sense of altruism.
It takes a lot mentally and emotionally to be a care provider in this setting.
At the hospital where I work, we try to use a therapeutic use of self to build rapport with the patients but it is difficult to do so because so many of our patients literally cannot hol a conversation.
Which brings me to group therapy. I've done group therapy inpatient and outpatient, and I felt so much more effective in outpatient because people were actually able to engage. There are so many times when I end up choosing a craft to do with everybody in inpatient because I know those are the only directions the majority of attendees will follow.
However, I would love to provide coping mechanisms invidualized to each person, so that your only option is not to stay in your room and cry. But it is so difficult to actually come to any such conclusion during conversations with patients.
Because of meds or symptoms, people have a hard time telling me about their interests, their coping strategies, how they like to use their time. Lastly, I definitely agree with many of you who say you were discharged too soon. I hate the feeling I get when I know I'm crossing my fingers hoping I wont see the patient in a week.
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But we are limited by law in many ways- we cannot keep people who do not want to stay voluntarily if they are not a harm to themselves or others, or who are not gravely disabled.
That's why when my patients discharge, I highly stress outpatient follow-up to continue receiving care. I am glad so many of you posted how you feel about inpatient though- it has been very eye opening and I feel like I understand better now where my patients are coming from.
I will keep these comments in mind when planning exercise and activity group to make it better. I hope you will keep this notion in mind- and remember that some healthcare providers are trying to do the best they know how.
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I was release after only being there 14 hours Even though I was supposed to be there for 48 hours. Because they refused to let me make formal complaint, I stop being compliant. That was over 20 years ago. But I'm not really sure such a place can infact help someone like me, since they can't follow a simple rule.
These places must in fact follow your rights as a patient who was complying with all that was asked of them.The following resources can help you find a hospital or residential treatment program in your area as well as treatment programs throughout the United States.
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Our adolescent mental health services are specifically designed for teens, ages , who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems that interfere with daily life, physical health, family life and/or school.
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