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I do know the feeling I was very surprised with it too
I had hurt myself but I didn't think it was bad enough
to warrant putting me in hospital

can you gain any positives from it ?
 
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Well when I was leaving one of the Doctors said it's been very nice having you here and one of the nurses said to me - your a lovely man but we would rather not see you back here again. My mum may have been a Narc but she brought me up to have manners!

Any positives well I hope it's another 10 years at least before I end up in hospital again.
 
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Just done a half hours metta meditation and my depressed mood has lifted. :).
 
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@Linis,my technique would probably take some mindfulness of the breath to be any good to anyone, Basically I begin to relax into the part of mind that is aware of the thoughts and feelings, then bring that awareness to notice the space in the room, then expand that into the infinity of space and just generate warmth, friendship and goodwill to all beings everywhere without discrimination..

There are a number of pdf books on Buddhanet about more traditional metta techniques..

There was a small study at the University of Michigan the indicated metta meditation is beneficial in countering some of the anhedonia that sometimes occurs with schizophrenia,
 
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I kind of miss the hospital after spending the best part of a week alone in my flat at least when I was there I had people to talk to both staff and patients, it's the most social interaction I have had in over a year.
 
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Sorry to hear of your incarceration LW.

When I was in the hospital they had a plentiful supply of books and jigsaws, I'm not much of a reader so I opted for the jigsaws.

I think doing a jigsaw may have gone in my favour too, it showed them I had focus, concentration and patience. I think I completed at least half of it in one day before I had to put it away ready for the cleaners coming in.
And the slowest games of monopoly ever....we each owned like one house after 4 hours... I wish you well soon, Lone_Wanderer. This too shall pass, and it does make us stronger.
 
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I kind of miss the hospital after spending the best part of a week alone in my flat at least when I was there I had people to talk to both staff and patients, it's the most social interaction I have had in over a year.
TOTALLY get that...
 
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And the slowest games of monopoly ever....we each owned like one house after 4 hours... I wish you well soon, Lone_Wanderer. This too shall pass, and it does make us stronger.
I remember 20 years ago when I was first in hospital a healthcare assistant used to spend hours playing scrabble with me.

I was in a private hospital run by the Priory clinic who the NHS will use if there is a shortage of beds on NHS wards, it was OK, somethings they do better than the NHS and other things the NHS does better. A lot of the staff were from Nigeria but they would have trained on an NHS ward and they were very nice and really professional. An NHS ward has staff on 3 8 hour shifts a day but at the priory it's 2 12 hour shifts which enables them to have a lot more staff on the ward, the food was good and the staff got a meal while they were on duty. NHS does unescorted smoke breaks a lot quicker sometimes people at the priory are on restrictions for a couple of weeks after admission and are only allowed 4 escorted trips out for a ciggy a day.

They also have a store of spare clothes so if you don't have anything to change into yourself you can get a shower and something clean to wear while your clothes are being laundered. I was about a good 60 miles away from home so no visits. I've always been a bit against the private sector being involved in the NHS but after that I'm reconsidering my ideology. Apparently it costs the NHS less to send you to a priory clinic than it does to put you in a state run hospital.
 
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I remember 20 years ago when I was first in hospital a healthcare assistant used to spend hours playing scrabble with me.

I was in a private hospital run by the Priory clinic who the NHS will use if there is a shortage of beds on NHS wards, it was OK, somethings they do better than the NHS and other things the NHS does better. A lot of the staff were from Nigeria but they would have trained on an NHS ward and they were very nice and really professional. An NHS ward has staff on 3 8 hour shifts a day but at the priory it's 2 12 hour shifts which enables them to have a lot more staff on the ward, the food was good and the staff got a meal while they were on duty. NHS does unescorted smoke breaks a lot quicker sometimes people at the priory are on restrictions for a couple of weeks after admission and are only allowed 4 escorted trips out for a ciggy a day.

They also have a store of spare clothes so if you don't have anything to change into yourself you can get a shower and something clean to wear while your clothes are being laundered. I was about a good 60 miles away from home so no visits. I've always been a bit against the private sector being involved in the NHS but after that I'm reconsidering my ideology. Apparently it costs the NHS less to send you to a priory clinic than it does to put you in a state run hospital.
Wow. The smoke breaks can really keep you going in those places. I've never had an unaccompanied one, though! That's awesome that your experience has been OK. Mine have been up and down, kind of like everything else I guess.
 
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@SeattleBP1, the local NHS ward here in my hometown it's good but I was in a pretty crappy one in Yorkshire once.
 
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@SeattleBP1, the local NHS ward here in my hometown it's good but I was in a pretty crappy one in Yorkshire once.
Ah. I've only been to 1 private one here in the US, the others were public, and I guess the only benefit I got from them was that I was safe. Won't say it was great therapy or anything. But I will agree with you that I did enjoy the people, the contact. I miss a lot of them and wonder what they're up to, if they've made it through this past year ):
 
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I kind of miss the hospital after spending the best part of a week alone in my flat at least when I was there I had people to talk to both staff and patients, it's the most social interaction I have had in over a year.
maybe you can get a zoom chat with a friend
I have recently started chatting on zoom to two online friends
 
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