National Eating Disorders Association

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Knomey
Inpatient

Things have gotten harder, so I'm hopefully going inpatient this week. I'm really not sure what to expect, what to bring, or how to tell people (especially my parents)... Any advice/ positive feedback is welcome!

SilverDymphna
Good Luck!

Going inpatient was one of the best things I ever did. It may well have saved my life. As to what to expect...every inpatient program is different, but I think all of them are highly structured. There is a lot of therapy of different kinds. I personally didn't tell many people when I went inpatient, so I don't have advice for you there. I have other medical conditions, so I just said I was going to the hospital and left it at that. But I realize that wouldn't work for most people.