I Have Been a Psychiatric Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    Just The Beggining

    Over time, I'd like to share most of the details of my hospitalizations, but I'll need to do it in sections. The first visit happened when I was teaching high school in Mississippi. I had moved there from NY via Illinois. Before moving to NY from Illinois, I was arrested for...
    MadeItOut MadeItOut
    Jul 3, 2012

    The Second Time

    I was in Little Rock, AR. I was on my way to my friend's house, and I couldn't find it. I was so tired, I laid down on someone's porch. The police were called, I woke up, and struggled to explain what had happened. My phone was dead so I couldn't call anyone and I didn't...
    MadeItOut MadeItOut
    1 Response Jul 7, 2012


    and it was one of the best times of my life.after years of only feeling normal when watching movies about pysch wards i finally felt accepted.it was okay to talk about what i felt was wrong with me. no one judged.i met great people. doctors nurses and patients alike. many i still...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul
    22-25, F
    Jan 18, 2011


    One time in Rochester, they finally gave me my cell phone back. Called some friends and they visited. That has always meant a lot to me. I was going through delusions that everyone knew who I was and my history and what I was thinking. One time they told me to eat in my...
    MadeItOut MadeItOut
    Jul 10, 2012

    The Follow Up For My Readers! Xoxox

    I have struggled with depression now for 10 years. That day that I decided I wanted to die was a very difficult one. The father of my daughter had spent years digging my grave with his negativity. I came to beleive that they were better off without me. I drove my daughter to my...
    PinUpPaige PinUpPaige
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2009

    Took Me By Surprise

    I have been a psychiatric patient quite a few years ago. Even though i have ongoing problems with depression, ptsd & dissociation I take medication to help manage these things (which at the moment aren't doing a whole lot of good, so much so that i have been constantly...
    wowpup wowpup
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    It's Been Four Years Now Since I Was Locked Up.

    I had a total breakdown and slit my wrists. The police took me to the hospital and from there I was admitted to the local psych unit in my home town. more later.. gotta fly!
    PinUpPaige PinUpPaige
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2009

    The Shrink Files

    I tell psychotherapy stories from the practitioner's point of view....Clients are very disguised to preserve confidentiality!!...I value these relationships and have learned much my patients. Please check out The Shrink Files (www.theshrinkfiles.com) and let me know what you...
    shrinkrapper shrinkrapper
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2012

    Getting Over It.

    I guess it's been about 10 years now since it all happened. My Dr. at the time prescribed me an anti depressent called Praxil. It was one of those medications you have to take for several days before seeing any noticble results. I took them for about a week and started to notice...
    sinbad7277 sinbad7277
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

    Admittedly Not For Long...

    I mean i have been an out patient for a few months now... But i have also been and In-patient at a psychiatric hospital, Nice name: 'Adolescent services unit'. I wasn't there for long only a few days because being that trapped drove me more mental than i was before going in, so...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 13, 2011
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