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Sun Aug 14, 2016, 03:49 PM

I've recently been locked up in the psych ward.

I'm out, new meds seem to be working, but I'm very uncertain. Who is this guy?

Rational Hunter always looks on while the rest of Hunter falls apart.



I'm very upset about social services in the U.S.A..

Maybe half the people in the psych ward wouldn't be there if this nation had decent social services. Decent social services would be less expensive too. Let's catch people before they crash and burn. A much stronger safety net.

Myself? Even with a carefully constructed support system, it's all fucking chemical.

Now I can add some new anti-psychotics to my résumé.

Yep, same as ever, I'm a very dangerous fellow when I don't know what I'm doing.



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Reply I've recently been locked up in the psych ward. (Original post)
hunter Aug 2016 OP
Sanity Claws Aug 2016 #1
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TexasTowelie Aug 2016 #3
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Response to hunter (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2016, 03:59 PM

1. Hugs to you, honey

Best to you. I can only offer you a hug

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Sun Aug 14, 2016, 04:00 PM

2. I wouldn't look at your well being as just chemicals, Hunter.

What psych meds do is put the natural chemicals in your brain back into balance. When you feel well, that is who you really are without the symptoms of your illness. Believe it, Hunter. That's the real you.

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Sun Aug 14, 2016, 04:35 PM

3. Hello hunter,

To begin with please let me offer my sympathy since I've been in your shoes being under psychiatric observation. I was diagnosed with major depression and the diagnosis was revised to bipolar disorder. It can take weeks before any medication to take full effect so be diligent about following your doctor's orders taking those pills--and yes, I had the same feelings about whether the pills would make a difference.

I also agree with you that the social services are abysmal. I still retained my analytical abilities and knew something was wrong with me and asked for help, but often found that the help was lacking or that I would have to jump through hoops and deal with frustration along the way.

I don't know where you stand financially or your age, but if your issues result in difficulties at work, holding employment or finding employment then you should consider filing for Social Security disability income. I also suggest getting an attorney that specializes in that field early in the process so that you have an advocate on your side. They work on a contingency basis (usually 25%), but they have the expertise that you will need for your claim.

It is difficult to get claims approved for mental illness and you may initially denied during the initial review and reconsideration stages, but the appeal stage is where many claims are approved as the administrative law judges receive testimony from psychiatric, medical and vocational experts. If you have other medical issues that limit the type of work that you perform then they will also be considered as far as whether you are employable.

Depending on your situation you might also want to obtain food stamp (SNAP) benefits or getting reduced price medications through your mental health network or indigent care programs.

The short haul might be tough, but hopefully you can get stabilized, make rational decisions and feel more comfortable with what is occurring in your life. I'm usually around during the night time hours if you need to send a PM so please contact me.

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Sun Aug 14, 2016, 10:04 PM

4. Hang in there!

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