I have been in and out of the hospital 3 times in the past few months just due to severe depression and anxiety (not even SI). And this last time I was told by my case worker that she felt like maybe I was "using the hospital as a crutch".... I'm not even sure what that really means, but it doesn't sound like something a professional should say. I didn't know what to say to her. I still don't know how I should take what she said. Does that mean I shouldn't reach out for help anymore? That's the way I kinda feel... it hurts and really scares me. What if I really do need the hospital but I have her voice in my head saying "no... you can't go. You'll be using a crutch. No! YOU CAN'T GO!"
As anyone experienced anything like this before or am I alone in this?