We always welcome feedback about the care we provide our patients.
The idea of going into hospital to help manage a mental illness can be anxiety provoking, particularly the first time.
My first admission to Belmont Private Hospital was in 2006. Since then I have had multiple admissions. The excellent standard of care I have received at each admission has been key to my full recovery from each episode of illness, some of which have been severe. I have learnt over the years that high quality mental health care is a privilege, and a resource that shouldn’t be wasted if it is available to you.
I don’t view coming into hospital as a failure on my part, or as a sign that I will never get better. Repeated experience has shown me that a hospital admission when I am unwell, is just another tool to help get me better, and return me to functioning highly in the shortest possible time.
- Anita Link, The Gap
Anita is the author of the blog Thought Food. Many of her posts are about living a good life with a mental illness. You can find them at anitalinkthoughtfood.com
I suffered with postnatal depression, and was saved by the wonderful staff at Brisbane Centre for Postnatal Disorders who not only helped to put me back together, but also taught me some amazing skills that I wish I'd been taught many years earlier.