Can I just show up at the psych ward?
September 14, 2011 9:33 AM Subscribe
Can I check myself into a psychiatric hospital?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Hi. I've been having a really hard time of it lately and today it kind of got to the breaking point. The point where I don't know how I'm going to go on. I honestly don't think I can take another day of this. I really need someone understanding to talk to and help me figure out what's going on with me. I have a husband but he's too frustrated with me to be much help. I don't really have any friends to speak of and I don't want to freak my parents out.
I was thinking of checking in to a psych ward tomorrow in lieu of going to work (the source of my problems). I've never so much as seen a therapist before, though. Can you just call a hospital and ask if they've got any room and can you come by? How do you find a psych hospital anyway (I'm in Chicago, by the way)? Will it be covered by insurance
(I have BCBS PPO)? Do they tell your work for you? What do they tell them? I have to say I honestly wouldn't mind letting the people at the place of my employment know they've driven me to the psych ward.
I found a good thread on what it's like at the psych ward but the person going there was referred by his therapist.