• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

going to mental hospital



Well-known member
Feb 27, 2020
Nashua NH
Here’s a helpful thread on tips for newbies to the psych ward. There is lots of good stuff in here. Hoping it will be of help to you. xo, j



Active member
May 14, 2021
😡 wtf... that's disgusting and so disappointing. Is that a common response to mental health in the UK? I went to the A&E one time when I was suicidal while living in Australia and I felt embarrassed but didn't know what to do. I was fortunate enough that they were respectful and I got to see the mental health team and was admitted. I'm sorry to hear of your experience. I don't know what you did straight after they said that but I'm glad you're still around today!

Flower rose... the last time I felt like I needed serious intervention with my mental health I went through my GP who organised things for me then and there (this is in New Zealand) so I don't know what it's like over there. But I want to wish you all the best and am happy to read of you being proactive and honest about where you're at :hug: I hope it all goes okay x
Sadly this is very common in the UK. They prefer to treat you at home if possible and many people are sent home in this situation.


Well-known member
Jan 22, 2012
A+E can be a mixed bag in the UK, generally in some hospitals the physical health nurses just leave you to be since they are not trained in any form of mental health nursing, my local hospital is bloody notorious among patients for being a bad place to end up if your ill, I ended up at one in the North of the county last year and one down south before my short admission this year and couldn't have been treated better.


Well-known member
Apr 20, 2019
...but at the same time there are only so many beds and there are a lot of people that turn up that don't need to be admitted but instead just need a bit of calming down or what have you, or those that make attempts (which are more like gestures) which take up beds unnecessarily. The ones that are clearly very unwell and a danger to themselves should get admitted; it's just a case of where.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Ben32 Too many things going wrong at once Depression Forum 11
K Going to a GP Depression Forum 11
G Im 19 and going through a breakup from a 3 year relationship Depression Forum 5
P Unsure if it’s depression but it’s not going away Depression Forum 7
J Nothing is Going Well for Me. At All. My Life Is Pointless. Depression Forum 6
B Going to end it Depression Forum 11
C I can't quite understand what's going on in my head. Depression Forum 1
L does anyone feel they are going through the day like floating soul? Depression Forum 31
Ladyfair I'm going to bed early Depression Forum 2
S Ever felt sad but don't know why? What's going on :\ Depression Forum 8
C Is my depressed boyfriend going to leave me? Depression Forum 13
W The only thing that keeps me going is writing my story Depression Forum 3
MeAndMyDepression Do you want to know when and how you're going to die? Depression Forum 19
M Hard to keep going *triggers* Depression Forum 12
Gigglypuff sad inside How do I keep going? Depression Forum 13
F Depressed Girlfriend is going through a hard time Depression Forum 8
R It ain’t going well and I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. Depression Forum 6
B I think I’m going to kill myself soon.... Depression Forum 15
D boyfriend going out for countless hours normal? Depression Forum 33
Tawny I'm going to make myself some nice meals Depression Forum 9
S Going to try to get gabapentin Depression Forum 9
R Feeling bleak when everything is going well Depression Forum 4
B I’m going to end it soon, hopefully. Depression Forum 19
TylersOutlet24 My on-going journal of different Antidepressants and dosages I have been on & how they have affected me. Do they do anything? Depression Forum 3
D Help me understand what’s going on in my girlfriend’s head Depression Forum 2
DistantOcean Music that keeps you going Depression Forum 12
D we are going on a camping trip Depression Forum 1
I Terrified of going into work (feeling physically sick) Depression Forum 4
D my life is going in a downward spiral Depression Forum 3
L Feel like nothings ever going to change. Really struggling Depression Forum 3
S Mental Decline Due To Covid-19 Depression Forum 4
MeAndMyDepression Mental illness stigma examples Depression Forum 35
I In a mental health crisis Depression Forum 2
R Is it ever okay to discuss my partner's mental health with their parents? When is it time to try a new prescription? Depression Forum 14
DistantOcean Mental Health Retreat Europe Depression Forum 2
Z Any mental exertion wipes me out Depression Forum 7
G How to deal with a partner that does not understand mental issues? Depression Forum 1
F Mental health advice Depression Forum 2
D Deteriorating mental health : I need to get a lot off my chest Depression Forum 25
anex Depression and other mental health woes Depression Forum 3
apple2003 do mental hospitals work? Depression Forum 15
Q I have several mental health issues + new meds?? Depression Forum 6
A NHS Housing for mental health care Depression Forum 2
M Mental breakdown !!! Depression Forum 7
G Do I have some form of mental illness . Depression Forum 4
T Mental health center denied Depression Forum 2
A my mental health can get better but I still have people problems... Depression Forum 6
D Do I have a mental illness? Depression Forum 10
M Mental Health Act Depression Forum 20
S Lying About Mental Health State at Work Depression Forum 8

Similar threads