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Nov 26, 2012 - 7 comments
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Early Tuesday morning I relapsed. I have been a self harmer since the age of 12 when I started small with pins and paper clips. My sister called 911 seeing as my parents were working. I went to the bathroom because I was bleeding alot and got dizzy. Next thing I know two police officers are comforting me and took me to the hospital. Now here's where things really opened my mind to the biggest problem in mental health. I walked through the AMBULANCE entrance with TWO police officers, not covered up and visibly bleeding from my wrists. As I walked through the emergency room (it was not busy at all) I received NO HELP. I got a few looks for the nurses but they just walked on by. I sat down in a chair and got my blood pressure taken. The nurse didn't even care to look at my wrists. She didn't even TALK to me. I was then put in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT in small room with the two cops. I waited FOUR hours only to find out the mental health crisis team was at home SLEEPING and OFF DUTY. I was left seeing a hospital grade phychiatrist who had a nurse bandage me up and tell me I was safe enough to go home. SAD. I got NO help what so ever. Now what if someone else did this but it was too late? Who would be too blame? Now we wonder why were losing lives. WE GET NO HELP AND WE ARE NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY. Things need to change and i'm willing to do it. Even if I have to do it alone.

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by drifter0213, Nov 26, 2012
i think that's unfortunate

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by margypops, Nov 26, 2012
Gosh that sound so inhumane ..how awful when a person is in trouble and needs help , was this in the US ?

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by nursegirl6572, Nov 26, 2012
Sounds like a bad experience for sure.  I would contact the hospital administrator and fill him/her in on your experience.

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by huplinorg, Nov 26, 2012
You were born healthy, you are meant to stay healthy, in mind and spirit.  I pray you will stop hurting yourself.  

Strangers can't help you.  You can help yourself with the help from above.  Ask Him and He will help you.

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by skepticalpeach, Nov 26, 2012
That's ridiculous. I'm surprised they didn't hold you for 72 hours. That should be a no brainer. My suggestion, go to a hospital and demand a bed in the psych ward. You can voluntarily put yourself in one. They may not have kept you because the psychiatric ward is usually overflowing. Someone close to me went to one once and I demanded they make room!

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by christineyvette, Nov 27, 2012
It was terrible I tell you. Now i'm doing something about it. Spreading awareness. I needed help and I got NONE

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by christineyvette, Nov 27, 2012
And no, this was in Canada.

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