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Worried about the prospect of going to hospital

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    Every single day recently I have been hearing voices telling me to kill myself but I don't want to kill myself. I told a health professional and I am worried they will want me to go into hospital, but there really is no need as I am not going to do anything to myself. I just don't know how to stop the voices telling me to kill myself. How can I make sure I don't get sent to hospital? I feel like I might have to lie and not say anything about the voices.
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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. As a general rule people don't get put on a psychiatric ward unless if they're considered to be a threat to themselves or others, which doesn't sound like it applies to you.

    It's good that you're aware that you shouldn't be obeying the voices, and that there's something wrong with constantly hearing such negative stuff. Doctors are very keen on patients' having insight into their condition, and the more you can show that you're capable of analysing what you're experiencing and participating in treatment.

    Also, since you don't know why you're hearing these voices, you can't predict if your symptoms will get better, worse or stay the same. What you absolutely don't want is for your mental health to deteriorate further and meaning that you're no longer aware of the voices for what they are, and risking actually carrying out what they're telling you to do - that could result in hospitalisation or worse. Whereas if you're honest now and do seek help, you've got a far better chance of keeping all this under control, or eliminating the voices altogether.

    Hope you manage to get some decent help.
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    I hear voices telling me to kill myself every day as well. I told my psychiatrist and he's not too bothered, as long as you're not planning on actually following through what they say there's no danger of hospital.
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    If you're honest about them the doctor might be able to prescribe you antipsychotics which might help get rid of them, if you lie then you're on your own.

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