Coming Back from InPatient / Transitioning from Treatment! Mental Health Help with Kati Morton

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This week’s video is about how to successfully transition out of inpatient and back into our regular life. I know it can be hard and we often worry that we will get out and go right back to the way it was. Here are some tips so we can set ourselves up for success!!! 1. Set up our appointments! Make sure this is all set up before you leave treatment so that you have people ready to keep you on track when you get out
2. Create a schedule! Make plans with friends or look into joining support groups for those working on recovery, etc.
3. Use the tools they taught you in treatment! I know it’s annoying to journal everything out or argue back against that ED or SH voice, but whatever helped us before will most likely help us now! So keep doing it!!”Failure to plan is planning to fail” -Benjamin Franklin VIDEO SCHEDULE…MONDAY – New video release
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28 thoughts on “Coming Back from InPatient / Transitioning from Treatment! Mental Health Help with Kati Morton”

  1. The first few nights are usually rough defiantly keep a support system around. And always remember if you have to go back to inpatient it's okay, it doesn't mean give up.

  2. I need some advice.

    I'm in inpatient right now for my eating disorder (I hadn't been diagnosed before my hospitalization, but I think I match the criteria for anorexia), and I'm expecting to be discharged in a few days.  I'm actually scared of getting out because I don't know what I'm going to do between when I get out and when I start outpatient in terms of food.  I don't want to end up back in the hospital, but I will actually have no idea how to handle eating when I leave.  Can anyone give me any recommendations/advice?

  3. I've had stationary therapy twice and the first time I thought it didn't help because I couldn't do the things I learned when I was back home. But the second time I really worked on this transition with my therapist and I feel a million times better now!
    My tip would be to re-decorate your room immediately after you return. Get rid of old, triggering stuff, re-arrange your furniture, put up posters with things you learned in therapy, set everything in your room up so that it reminds you and supports you in continuing the things you learned in therapy! 🙂

  4. A schedule is a really good idea! I wasn't in inpatient long (and it was for a psychotic episode due to bipolar) but this video is still really helpful. Going from being totally monitored, talking to a pdoc every day, receiving meds at particular times without needing to personally keep track, and being surrounded with activities, people to talk to, and nurses, to going back home was a little rough at times. My greatest challenge has been being consistently med compliant. However, recently things have been looking up and I'm optimistic about the future. 
    As always, thanks for your videos!

  5. Why do you say "We need" "We Feel" etc. when you're describing what an inpatient needs to do or when you are describing the characteristics of a person with a certain disorder? Is that something you were trained to do to make the patient feel more at ease or less judged? Or is it just your personal vernacular? I  hope I'm not coming off as snarky or rude; i'm just curious as a psych major. 

  6. Hey kati I have a question #katiFAQ what is the difference between a counsellor and a therapist because everything I've her
    Are about therapy and the things you say to your clients she's sais to me she even the thing where she goes back in time and finds the main cause of something that I'm sad about that I didn't even realise was the main cause and we work on it , I mean it's not a bad thing I just didn't know if there was any different … I love your videos sooo much

  7. haha i have tried so many things, earlier in my recovery it was coloring with sharpies and doing really basic drawings. i liked to read stuff, use a rainbow loom during urges. 

  8. Hey Kati. I got an appointment with my gp in order to get a referral for therapy. Do you have any tips for what I should or should not tell and how to cope withe being overwhelmed by it? Thanks in advance, Nicole

  9. Ahaha playing around with the edditing again …c: dose make me laugh and the little monkey is awsome ahah … It sounds silly but you always say U think your jabbing on but i actualy quite like that … It distracts me it's actualy makes me fall asleep I dunno why but I don't sleep well and music dosent help but your voise makes me sleepy aha wow I'm weird .-.

  10. I would also say this is relevant for a general medical discharge (say due to hydration issues/ self-harm/ other medical issues related or unrelated to MH) AND useful for transitioning between places like if you're at university away from your hometown etc. I would say ALWAYS ask for copies of your letters/faxes because sometimes it is easier to turn up to a new appointment with your own paperwork!!!

  11. Hi Kati.
    Tomorrow I have my first eating disorder assessment with the eating disorder specialist and I'm very scared. My university set the whole thing up and they're even paying for it which makes me feel like a burden to the school, not-to-mention I graduate this Friday and move back home to Cali so I feel even worse about it. They confronted me about it as I've apparently worried a lot of the staff and faculty but I just feel quite depressed and down right now with so many life changes and I don't know what to do. Sorry for venting I guess I needed an outlet.

  12. Even when your video topics don't directly relate with my own issues, I still love to watch ALL of them because you have such a warm, compassionate personality that is so comforting. Your friends, family, patients and viewers are all so lucky to have you in their lives!

  13. Now that I'm not an in patient anymore I keep getting anxious because it feels like they might make me go back. Buuut, the good thing is that because I'm scared of going back, the harder I'm working at recovery.

  14. Hi Kati I'm 13 and in going through some depression/ anxiety etc. And I was wondering if you could do a video specificly geared toward teens about mental health issues and what teens can do about them because I think that would be really helpful for me and some of my friends who watch your videos also could you do a video about keeping a journal?

  15. hey kati. I love your videos and I would like to request a video if thats okay?
    things have been really bad with my depression the last couple of weeks and I have always struggled to deal with it in school. please could you do a video on strategies in school on dealing with negative thoughts and how your school can support you.

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