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Posted 1/31/2013 by Annabella in NSBR Board

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PeaNut 43,843
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:39:38 PM
My friend's 17 year old daughter was just hospitalized for depression, she also has ADHD. She's with other adolescents and shares a room with 2 other kids. She takes her medication and doesn't get to have use of electroics/phones. Visiting hour is in the evening but not daily. Any words of advice or suggestions I can pass on to her? Not even sure of the right questions to ask here. Thanks.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:47:29 PM
My BFF was hospitalized for depression about 1 1/2 years ago - the best advice is just to make sure she doesn't miss visiting hours and to take some change with her (they usually have access to vending machines but seldom have change). Just ask her DD how she is doing and what kind of things she did that day.

She is in the right place - glad she is getting the help she needs.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:48:38 PM
I'm sorry, no advice, but just want to say that I'm glad that your friend's dd is getting help. It must have been a difficult decision to make, but hopefully it will be a place where she is able to truly get well!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:23:31 PM
She is in the right place, she will actually be pretty busy during the day with the different therapy group sessions that go on. Plus she needs down time too. Not a bunch of visitors with her hour after hour, that will just make her put off the work she needs to get done. These places really know what they are doing, trust them.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:16:58 PM
Also encourage her DD to be honest with the therapists. So often people won't tell what is going on. If she drinks alcohol occasionally, smokes sometimes, etc., they need to know. There are some medications that interact badly with 'recreational' things.
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