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    biPolar555 posted:
    I spent last week in a mental health facility and now I find myself thinking about it a lot and wanting to go back. I can't imagine that most people would feel that way and am wondering if anyone else has ever had those feelings.
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    sandtiger responded:
    I've had those feelings often before. When I'm out, if I start longing to go in it's usually because I'm extremely unbalanced.

    The thing is, for a lot of people admission is like locking yourself in a haven - a safe place. That's exactly how I've described it to others; a safe place, quiet, with no pressure and little stress. My brother, on hearing me say that, said it sounded like a vacation of sorts - a time away from things for a little while.

    I can go months without thinking twice about admission, but when things turn for the worst, when everything gets terribly hard to bear, it's always there as an option.

    ~ San
    :: Living is more than just being alive - Anberlin ::
     
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    biPolar555 replied to sandtiger's response:
    Thanks so much for your reply. That's exactly how I felt-like I was safe from all the stress and pressure of my life. I was so scared to come out when I was discharged, but at the same time I missed my family and wanted to see them. I still want to go back pretty badly but hopefully that feeling will pass soon.
    Thank you for showing me that I'm not the only person who has felt this way. I feel less "weird" now
     
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    livluvlaf4221 responded:
    i've felt that way too....
    it is a stress free environment and a safe place.


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