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Taking Charge of Your Health


Adjusting to coming back from inpatient, how do I set myself up for success ? So like I said. We’re gonna try to figure out how to set ourselves up for success, which is really hard to say by the way. For when we get out an inpatient setting and we’re back to our regular life, right ? We’re getting back to regular life and can be really scary. And many of you have asked like, what do I do? And there are quite a few things we can do, while we’re still in inpatient,or immediately when we get out. Now the things I would hope you can do when you’re impatient, and I hope your therapist there will help you with this is finding referrals if you can’t see the same therapist you saw before coming in then we need to find one for you, right? we need to get what we call in therapy, collateral resources. we need other resources. we need to make doctors appointments set up, a psychiatrist appointments set up, a therapist appointments set up a dietitian appointment set up. we need all the setup before we discharge. so that we have a schedule already in place and that can kind of leads me to my second thing which is having a set schedule the worst thing and the hardest thing for many of my clients is they go from inpatient, where its regimented Every 30 minutes something going on going to group, I’m going here and got my …….. And we are busy, because we know people who set up the system and programs we know that you go crazy when you have nothing to do I go crazy when i have nothing to do our minds, right? we don’t have time for that we are there to heal, not to get sicker So, set up a schedule for your self have things going have appointments each day don’t pack them into one so you have things going on, meet up with friends If you have a snack, have a friend come with you and you go to Star-bucks and have your snack there make set up plans for success make plans to help you better transition and also look into groups in your area there are many eating disorder clinic’s Monday nights are very popular in my area Sunday’s and Monday’s for people who are in recovery out of inpatient and its a group of people sitting around kind of talking about it and its a great process group for people so those are some things that you can do prior to getting out set up appointments, get our resources, call our friends message on Facebook what ever we have to do to get connect and then once we are out I want you to journal I want you to use the tools they taught you I know its harder to put it in place when you are into our regular live and we can go back to the way things were but we don’t want to do that so we need to have all of our tools available that means going to getting fun color pens because doodling really helps you to distract when the urges get really bad you need to make sure you have a new journal because the other one is all full if you want to make sure you have people in place you can call when you feel very low this is the time we set those things up get yourself ready to go home cause you can get trough this I know its hard and it feels like you can’t but I have seen it happen over and over again and all we have to do is set our selves up for success not planning is planning the fail people always say, I forget the exact term but we have to plan to succeed so take the time talk to your therapist and put a success plan together so if you’re new to my channel Don’t forget to subscribe I put video’s out every Monday and sometimes I put them out randomly so you don’t want to miss it I’m also on Tumblr, Facebook katimorton.com is my channel is you’re looking for something extra support, Its great I have an Instagram, any social media that is out there I am there, and you can find me so follow, and share because the more we share for everyone of you who speaks up and you want a topic covered there are hundreds who are afraid to so lets share and keep growing together Subtitles by the Amara.org community

28 thoughts on “Coming Back from InPatient / Transitioning from Treatment! Mental Health Help with Kati Morton

  1. hey kati. I love your videos and I would like to request a video if thats okay?
    things have been really bad with my depression the last couple of weeks and I have always struggled to deal with it in school. please could you do a video on strategies in school on dealing with negative thoughts and how your school can support you.
    thanks

  2. Hey, I was wondering if you know of any good therapists who specialize in eating disorders in the Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village area?

  3. Hi Kati I'm 13 and in going through some depression/ anxiety etc. And I was wondering if you could do a video specificly geared toward teens about mental health issues and what teens can do about them because I think that would be really helpful for me and some of my friends who watch your videos also could you do a video about keeping a journal?

  4. Now that I'm not an in patient anymore I keep getting anxious because it feels like they might make me go back. Buuut, the good thing is that because I'm scared of going back, the harder I'm working at recovery.

  5. Even when your video topics don't directly relate with my own issues, I still love to watch ALL of them because you have such a warm, compassionate personality that is so comforting. Your friends, family, patients and viewers are all so lucky to have you in their lives!

  6. Hi Kati.
    Tomorrow I have my first eating disorder assessment with the eating disorder specialist and I'm very scared. My university set the whole thing up and they're even paying for it which makes me feel like a burden to the school, not-to-mention I graduate this Friday and move back home to Cali so I feel even worse about it. They confronted me about it as I've apparently worried a lot of the staff and faculty but I just feel quite depressed and down right now with so many life changes and I don't know what to do. Sorry for venting I guess I needed an outlet.
    -Alex

  7. I would also say this is relevant for a general medical discharge (say due to hydration issues/ self-harm/ other medical issues related or unrelated to MH) AND useful for transitioning between places like if you're at university away from your hometown etc. I would say ALWAYS ask for copies of your letters/faxes because sometimes it is easier to turn up to a new appointment with your own paperwork!!!

  8. This video couldn't come in better time. Although not inpatient but psychiatric clinic i cant wait to get out.

  9. Ahaha playing around with the edditing again …c: dose make me laugh and the little monkey is awsome ahah … It sounds silly but you always say U think your jabbing on but i actualy quite like that … It distracts me it's actualy makes me fall asleep I dunno why but I don't sleep well and music dosent help but your voise makes me sleepy aha wow I'm weird .-.

  10. Hey Kati. I got an appointment with my gp in order to get a referral for therapy. Do you have any tips for what I should or should not tell and how to cope withe being overwhelmed by it? Thanks in advance, Nicole

  11. Been attending Crisis recovery after taking a massive overdose which I was lucky to survive, should be discharged next week but I am so scared of suffering a relapse.

  12. Hi Kati. I have an important question id like to ask. I was wondering if there was a more private way I could ask.

  13. haha i have tried so many things, earlier in my recovery it was coloring with sharpies and doing really basic drawings. i liked to read stuff, use a rainbow loom during urges. 

  14. I wish i saw this three months ago! I've been out for a bit but this is still super helpful! I need to work at filling my schedule more 😛

  15. Hey kati I have a question #katiFAQ what is the difference between a counsellor and a therapist because everything I've her
    Are about therapy and the things you say to your clients she's sais to me she even the thing where she goes back in time and finds the main cause of something that I'm sad about that I didn't even realise was the main cause and we work on it , I mean it's not a bad thing I just didn't know if there was any different … I love your videos sooo much

  16. Why do you say "We need" "We Feel" etc. when you're describing what an inpatient needs to do or when you are describing the characteristics of a person with a certain disorder? Is that something you were trained to do to make the patient feel more at ease or less judged? Or is it just your personal vernacular? I  hope I'm not coming off as snarky or rude; i'm just curious as a psych major. 

  17. A schedule is a really good idea! I wasn't in inpatient long (and it was for a psychotic episode due to bipolar) but this video is still really helpful. Going from being totally monitored, talking to a pdoc every day, receiving meds at particular times without needing to personally keep track, and being surrounded with activities, people to talk to, and nurses, to going back home was a little rough at times. My greatest challenge has been being consistently med compliant. However, recently things have been looking up and I'm optimistic about the future. 
    As always, thanks for your videos!

  18. I've had stationary therapy twice and the first time I thought it didn't help because I couldn't do the things I learned when I was back home. But the second time I really worked on this transition with my therapist and I feel a million times better now!
    My tip would be to re-decorate your room immediately after you return. Get rid of old, triggering stuff, re-arrange your furniture, put up posters with things you learned in therapy, set everything in your room up so that it reminds you and supports you in continuing the things you learned in therapy! 🙂

  19. I need some advice.

    I'm in inpatient right now for my eating disorder (I hadn't been diagnosed before my hospitalization, but I think I match the criteria for anorexia), and I'm expecting to be discharged in a few days.  I'm actually scared of getting out because I don't know what I'm going to do between when I get out and when I start outpatient in terms of food.  I don't want to end up back in the hospital, but I will actually have no idea how to handle eating when I leave.  Can anyone give me any recommendations/advice?

  20. The first few nights are usually rough defiantly keep a support system around. And always remember if you have to go back to inpatient it's okay, it doesn't mean give up.

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