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a ghost. do long term inpatient exist?

Posted by reese7194 on April 8, 2006, at 1:44:17

In reply to Re: a ghost. do long term inpatient exist?, posted by ADDmom32 on April 7, 2006, at 22:37:27

i understand the difference and you will find that there are very few places, unlike for drugs & alcohol, that offer such service.

there are some. of course. but not many. most places, when it comes to mental health, are usually out-patient programs that have inpatient care for people that either come in through the e.r., voluntary, or involuntary.

it doesn't matter which coast you are on. east or west. it is still the same. mclean might offer some services. but one of my doctors is at mclean and they do offer some services there, but again they cross over into dual-diagnosis with addiction issues. but i am going to speak with him monday and talk in more detail.

but i understand your points of the difference in wording but that alone makes very little difference.

it's just if you have been through a dozen hospitals, myriad out-patient programs, you begin to lose options. in new york for example you are in deep trouble if you need help. there are of course the famous hospitals i.e. nyu etc. but and i think most people that have been through many hospitlizations would i think agree, they are more similiar than different.

in new york there are a few out-patient programs but not many even in that area. you have post-graduate center, fountain house which is not a mental health program per say. but just a place that you can either hang out at, volunteer, or find jobs through. i am member there but i no longer go for the same reason i needed to leave public housing.

once you reach that point. and if you accept it for who and what you now are. you can not leave. it is a terribly sad place for those that reach it. ones life exists from t.v. channel to t.v. channel, meal to meal and sleep. and managing ones monthly check and food stamps.

i'm not following a line of thought with this. i just want to let people know that it is not a question of semantics. if one really looks into it, i think you will understand what i am saying. which is basically that there are so many places for addiction but so little for mental health. even though they of course bleed / blend into one another. but if one wants just help with chemical imbalance and being treatment resistant to medication it becomes a very fascinating dilemna.





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