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Therapist unaware of hospitalization

Discussion in 'Treatment & Therapy' started by Dootdoot, Jul 13, 2018 at 11:09 AM.

  1. Dootdoot

    Dootdoot New Member

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    Hey,
    So I had my first visit with my therapist today since my suicide attempt and she acted like she had no clue and just carried on the session from the prev. Appt notes. I was too scared to bring it up and ended up going along with the regular visit discussion of dissociation.
    I was in hospital for 3 days and Inpatient unit 1 week, so does noone contact your therapist during that time I take it?
    It just would have been much easier if she brought it up to discuss.
    Thank you.
     
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  3. Teamwork

    Teamwork Active Member

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    I think they only get contacted if you sign the paper that says they can talk to your therapist. So in a sense if you didn’t request it and didn’t sign a consent to have the t called it did not happen. I’d email your t if allowed and just ask or let her know
     
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  4. Dootdoot

    Dootdoot New Member

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    Emailing might work, i did give both hospitals the name of clinic and signed release with therapists name tho.. /shrug just seemed odd.
     
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  5. Lucycat

    Lucycat "Wisdom begins in wonder." ~ Socrates ~ Premium Member Donated

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    Firstly they need to know that you actually have a therapist and all the contact details. Here if the therapist is not a part of the NHS they would be unlikely to make contact, unless you asked them to. However I am surprised that a family member had not contacted your therapist on your behalf while you were still inpatient so they could liaise about the support you would need upon discharge.

    When I ended up inpatient some years ago following an overdose my husband informed my T and he came to see me the day I was discharged home to set up a new safety plan.
     
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  6. Justmehere

    Justmehere Help support myPTSD - more info in Social forum Moderator Premium Member

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    Hospitals are not required to let your therapist know. It is good if they loop a therapist in, especially to create a solid discharge plan after an attempt.

    What's holding you back from letting her know yourself?
     
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