climbED: Inpatient Care

Mental Illness Talk

I have been inpatient many times during my battle with mental illness but this post is mainly focusing on my longest admission when I was detained under the Mental Health Act in August 2014 and spent 2 months in hospital being treated for anorexia.

I see a lot of worrying posts on the internet where people seem to want inpatient admissions, maybe because they do not feel that they are ‘ill enough’ unless they get admitted to hospital but also there are some people who want the experience and seem to imagine it to be fun, like they’ll make friends and it will be one big sleepover. That is not what inpatient is like and if you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder then you are plenty ill enough and you do not need a hospital admission to confirm that. Inpatient is necessary in some cases and I’m not writing this post…

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