SO I've been, like, lowkey shittily depressed for several months now despite med changes, and while it's not necessarily Existential Misery (or suicidality, or even self-harming, thank god), I am SUPER NONFUNCTIONAL, like three-therapy/medical-appointments-a-week-and-nothing-else nonfunctional, which sucks! I'm fairly sure that's the depression, but I have a nice variety pack of spoon-sapping brainweirds (anxiety, ADHD, and Autism LiteTM, the last being subdiagnosable but nonetheless characteristic; combined this tends to mean I Cannot Do The People And New Places), so possibly there are multiple culprits. I ain't a rocket scientist, folks. :P anyway, I've been hearing "you're not doing anything to help yourself" murmurs from the familial peanut gallery, and while that is patently untrue, I do not have many ideas in that direction. one of them, however, is residential care, not the least because I won't have to go anywhere for all my goddamn appointments. >:] um, but I haven't talked to many people who have been in in-patient treatment (especially voluntary commission), at least not back-and-forth-dialogue-type talking; I have read various accounts of it and experiences ranging from Really Shit to Very Beneficial. so I wanted to specifically solicit opinions on my situation and anecdata from y'all's own, please? edit: my therapist having blithely assumed this'd be the case and thus buttonholed my parents into it, I can at least consider centers anywhere in the U.S., so if anyone knows about American centers, I would appreciate your telling me about it! especially if you have recommendations or DO NOT WANT warnings. n.b.: places being Not Assholes about trans shit is a major criterion. n.b.II: also it'd probably some kind of Young Adult Care thing? I'm 17.