Posted by butterbay on September 17, 2002, at 1:05:20
In reply to Hospitalization?, posted by audrey on September 15, 2002, at 16:36:39
Audrey, first of all, i love your name.
i have major depressive disorder and have never
been hospitalized, although, i wanted to be, because i too, at that time, was suicidal. i didn't because of my mother and husband, they just couldn't take the idea of not being able to see me and everything for that long of a time, at least that is the way the psyc hospitals are around here. if you think about killing yourself, go in the hospital, it can't be worse than wanting to die, right? they can get you on the right medication in there and they even have a medication that they give that makes you not have bad thoughts. i have an aunt who was so depressed had electro shock treatment twice and it has worked great for her both times. in my opinion, this is your life, a life, an important one and do anything you can to make your life happy and to get any help you need along the way. i take effexor daily for my depression and do very well with it, but i know that if i were to get in that bad of shape again that i would do anything to get my life back. a life is too important to let depression win, right? good luck and i'll be praying for you.