Do I need to go to the hospital? 

Q: i have bipolar type two disorder and havent had any meds for about 3 months or so. i want to die so bad. i have panic attacks really bad and alotlately. should i commit myself in a hospital? ive been on a anger streak lately. today ive fought with mom and brother. i feel i could kill some one. i jst keep getting high and/or drunk afterwards. i know im going to fuck up bad really soon, but i cant stop myself. please write back a/s/a/p

Dear ASAP -
Right. Hospital. ASAP. Right.  No need for committment, just say what you said here and say you want help.  [Reply copied by email but "invalid user" at that email address]. 

Dr. Phelps

Published January, 2001