(Original post by Anonymous)
I was admitted to hospital (psych unit) yesterday for a three week planned admission.
I was previously in hospital (this one and another one) for 3 months and had been discharged for 6 weeks prior to coming back.
I am informal and my CPN, community psych and the crisis team who had been working with me at home all felt it was appropriate.
I am not psychotic, manic or depressed and was brought in due to increased risk and obsessive/compulsive traits getting out of control.
I know this is the right place and the staff are really very good and understanding. It is strange to be known and in many ways it has made it easier. Last time it was a difficult admission and very scary but now it feels easier and there is a clearer plan in place which helps. Still so depressing to be back here to where I started.
I am on 15 minute obs and no leave which is a bit rubbish but it is what it is I guess.
Anyone have any positive experiences of hospital admissions, particularly a readmission very quickly? Feeling like a bit of a failure to not manage at home and to need this level of care.