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recovering from suicide

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 16, 2009
  • 07:06 PM

Hi please can you help me, my wife attempted suicide on wednesday, we are expats and our language skills are poor, she has been kept in hospital in a secure unit, and i have on visiting or comunications, i dont know long this goes on for, can some one please give me a idead, i dont know what is wrong with her, i have little or no comunications with the healh care proffesionals that i can understand, i feel very guilty, ect and could just do with a idead of (1) what treatment they are giving her (2) how long the over all recovery process takes (3) an idea as to when i can talk to her, its driving me crazey

thank in advance to anyone kind enough to offer some help

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  • The health care providers should be keeping you in the loop. You need to ask to speak to a supervisor. There are health care regulations that prevent them from releasing detailed information about her condition, but if she is not capable, you can become a guardian and then they have to release the information. You should call a legal services place and get some help, especially if there is a langauge barrier. The hospital should provide you with an interpreter.
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