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Hospital Prevention Poems

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A lot of what I do both for myself and for my peers is hospital prevention.  I would not feel such a pressing need to prevent hospitalizations if they were more ethical, therapeutic experiences AND if they were not so expensive.  Even with insurance, expect to pay a few thousand dollars.  "What is it that you get from the hospital that makes you want to go?" I asked someone a few days ago.  The answer was, "attention."   AHA. YES I go to the hospital because I want mental health attention too.  With hospital prevention, it is important to realize the benefits of a hospital to see if you can get those same needs met in another way.  One may or may not get adequate mental health attention in a hospital.  One may or may not need more mental health attention AFTER the hospitalization because of post-hospital PTSD.   So, what can a person do?   First, realize that needing attention is not bad.  People with  physical health challenges need attention