Hospitals can be good hiding places, especially if you're sick and don't want to see anyone. Some people bemoan confinement but when I finally arrived, I felt safe. The doors were locked, the windows were barred, I was supervised day and night. I felt assured I couldn't hurt myself or anyone else: a different experience for me. Planning to jump off bridges, starving myself, defending myself from a drug-dealing boyfriend had been my modus operandi for so many, long months.