I think one of my friends is going to a mental hospital. I think I miight to. what should I do?
It's possible to avoid going to a mental hospital if cutting or self-harming is what you're struggling with. There are other options. Just a few of those are: Find a good support system in your community. Go to a counselor, pastor, or youth pastor who knows about self-injury and can walk you through this time. In other words, find those who understand something about self-injury and who are willing to listen, care, and help you get to a better place with what's going on inside that is causing you to hurt yourself.
A mental hospital can still be a needed option for some. If your self-injury or your thoughts are crossing over toward suicide, then that's an emergency situation, and the hospital is a solution that can provide the safety you need at this time.
As a note, I'm the author of Scars That Wound, Scars That Heal--A Journey Out of Self-Injury. Just to clarify, it is a true story about a girl who finds a way out of her self-injury through the relationships she finds in her community, and her relationship with God. It also includes more perspectives of guys and girls who have self-injured. It is a written for the person who self-injures as well as for those who want to come alongside and help someone.
my mom was the same way seeing a councler helped me a lot it sounds bad because to most kids being on meds and seeing counclers is scary and I agreed at one point but it makes you better my councler had to tell my mom how I was feeling and she began to realize she didnt have to be sooo hard on me I know all about stress ect. my two friends commit suicide I decided im bi my brother almost died in a car accident 3 dogs died my grandma died I have social anxiety and am bipolar alll at once that has been my year and hurting myself was the only time my body felt relived this was a hard year I begged god and anybody else to just let me be normal stop making everything go wrong it felt like the world was closing in but I wasnt going to let myself be the next suicide I fought it and my burning you have to also
Ok yes mental hospitals suck, but they're not all that bad... Funnily enough I ended up in one because of cutting, my idiot dr thought I tried to kill myself... So yeah I would stop cutting... or you might end up almost killing yourself and then they will lock you up (because doctors really dont know better) But, they cannot send you to the psych ward just for cutting... it isnt something that can be fixed short term in the psych ward and no psychiatrist with a brain would send you there... However, there are long term hospitals for kids who cut... they're kinda like rehab centers, like they have for anorexics... But these are last resort places that you only go to if medication and therapy have failed to work...
w/e you do don't let them take you there it sucks so bad you cant have tooth paste or contact solution no hair no hair products you bring and only roll on deodorant its the worst no hoodies with strings they cut them out you have to get naked so they can see ever single cut and then they only allow you certain cloths you bring you only get to talk to parents once a week trust me its NO fun theres phycos who see things one said to a councilor "how dare you say if you were my father you'd kill me" it SUCKS its scary and all you do is have group for drugs od's and cd most kids there have anger issues and chemical dependency hardly any are there for cutting I was there for burning with erasers
I recommend attempting to stop and I know its hard. I used a book called scars that wound scars that heal it helped so much well I took support from friends ect. you take an eraser and run it over the area you want burnt fast over and over it makes a sort of burnt skin look and eventualy turns into scabs it leaves horrible marks if you cant stop and your trying your best try legs where less people will see and only when its absalutly necisary I know how hard this is just trust me people dont and wont get it you need to figure it out on your own
You dont have to go to a mental hosptal for cutting. And your guidance teacher might not tell your parents.
I cut and I told my guidance teacher and she didnt tell me off or anything, instead she has helped me so much. Shes been there for me so much during this time. She also hasnt told my mum about the butting. I also have an eating disorder(the start of one) and im getting councelling at school with both these problems.
if he knows then your parents know or will know very very soon a councler must tell parents when they know things like that the confidentiality thing only works if your 18 if it means harm to you they tell and it sucks there is a song called take me by hawk nelson that helped me very much im not religious but turning to religion may be a good choice I did somewhat and its helping
tell them its your way of copping and your just looking for other ways to relive stress to find something that makes you focus on pain in other ways then emotional pain you have a choice if you go or not I made the choice to go and boy do I wish I had known what it would be like
the best thing is to take care of yourself. you're taking a great step by awknowleging that you should go in the first place. I hope things go okay with you.
I think you should go! I know it will suck but it will make you feel better!
uhmm, you should go. What do you mean what should you do?