How do mental hospitals deal with suicidal patients?

Let’s say a 17 year old boy was taken into a mental hospital as he had depression and suspected Scitzophrenia. He was taken from a home where he got abused emotionally and sometimes physically.

In this hypothetical situation he refuses to care for himself. He doesn’t shower without the nurses having to do it for him, he stays in his bed all day and he also refuses to eat or drink, he doesn’t talk to any of the nurses and doesn’t even acknowledge that they are there. How will the nurses/doctors get him to eat and drink? How will they deal with the whole situation of him not being responsive?

Later on during his stay he was found punching the wall in his room and banging his head against it until he was bleeding. What would they do to stop him and calm him down?

The patient still isn’t communicating with them after the wall incident and a week later he tries to kill himself by biting his tongue.

How would the hospital deal with this whole situation? What would they do for the patient? How would they solve the three issues that have risen?

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2 Responses to “How do mental hospitals deal with suicidal patients?”

  1. Emperor says:

    they would restrain you and put a cloth in your mouth then send counselors to talk to you.

    When i was younger i thought the same thing, but i decided to hold on and see what would come, i wasn’t disappointed. You can deal with it, sulking won’t fix anything. Life is so amazing and beautiful; the joys completely outweigh the sorrows as i have learned. Don’t you want to experience true happiness? Fall in love? Have a family? There is no better feeling then holding your child in your arms for the first time, it’s completely worth it and makes all your other troubles seem like nothing. You just need to have courage. Please, just try, be a good person and everything will work out for you. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to charge through the darkness to get to it.

    You need to get your mind off it. Exercise is the best way, especially sports like karate or boxing that will toughen you up as a bonus. Else try video games or rock climbing or w/e. speak to a counselor, and talk to your family about this, talking makes everything better. Only a real human recognizes when they need help. What I always do when I’m sad is watch vine or cat videos and such, or read mike Tyson quotes. The past is the past, wondering about it accomplishes nothing. It’s the future that’s important. Focus on the present. You’ll never get anywhere in life if you care about what randoms say about you; you need to ignore all hater. You need to stay strong and slam on, that’s the ticket to success. If I got over my suicidal depression then you sure as hell can get over your problems.

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    Remember that killing yourself is a selfish coward’s act, and you’ll go to hell for it. So many people are suffering in the world, are you just going to ignore them, and kill yourself? Are you so evil you don’t care about the suffering of others? What about your family and friends? Have some balls man. Or are you a little coward?

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  2. Caleb says:

    They hospitalize you and the staff think they are better than you. Most of them anyway.

    Suicide leads to Hell. Youtube Tamara Laroux.

    Instead, turn to Jesus Christ, pray, read the Bible, and obey God.
    Then you will have eternal life in Heaven and a reason to live.

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