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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, TX
^ I've actually been in 5 hospitals. Twice involuntarily committed. It's really, really difficult to "get out" once your committed involunarily. It's all up to your dr at that point, really. In Texas anyway, you can try to sign yourself out. If u choose to, your dr has 24 hours to see you, & make a decision either way. It's kind of a scary situation to be in.
The last time I was involuntarily committed I called a suicide hotline. All I wanted to do was talk to someone, that's it. That was a few weeks ago. I didn't say anything about actually having plans to kill myself, but they called the police anyway.
One of the last things my psychiatrist told me before I was let go was, "be very, very careful what u say WRT self-injury, or thoughts of suicide".
So, I wouldn't say anything, to anyone, ever, about suicide or self-injury, unless your willing to be in a hospital with locked doors.