I recently posted a question asking if I should go to the hospital. I’m 14, 5’4 and 90 lbs. I struggle with an eating disorder and haven’t been feeling good lately. I don’t have strength to even get out of bed some days. I want to get better but can’t afford treatment. I have nobody to check me into the hospital. My aunt (current caregiver) refuses /:
As a last resort (since emergency rooms aren't meant to be used as primary care except in the most dire of cases) you could get a friend to bring you to the emergency room if you feel well enough one day. If the doctors determine that you're in critical condition, mentally or physically, they can do a psych consult right there and admit you. However, due to your age, they might have to call your caretaker depending on the country you live in. But I'm sure if you explain the sensitive situation to the doctor you see and he could help you with your aunt. When I was 13 I knew I was getting pretty bad so I just brought myself to the emergency room. It took a long while for me to be seen but I was admitted after a short painless consultation, and they even asked my permission to contact my family.
If you are willing to check yourself into treatment because you feel you need it, going to the emergency room is the best option. If you ever feel as if you a danger to yourself or to another you need to contact 911 right away.With your aunt refusing to give you the help you are asking for, is child endangerment. 9/10 insurance companies will pay for either a part of or all of an inpatient/outpatient treatment, and no one can refuse you medical services if you ask for them. A doctor, and a social worker will be assigned to you, and figure out the best course of action to help get you admitted to a program that fits your mental health needs.
Honey is there no one who can assist you? A teacher at school you can trust, a neighbour, or other relatives? Your have taken a brave step to admit that you need assistance take another step to make sure you get it no matter what.Good luck with everything, it makes me really proud to hear people talk like you, you are such an inspiration, and you are actually stronger than what your mind is telling you.