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I Have Been In a Mental Hospital

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    I have been there three times.

    The first time I was 10 and I went there because I was self-harming and I sent a note to my friend telling her what I do and how I feel, she ended up calling me crazy and showing it to the teacher. The second time I was 12 and I try to kill myself by overdosing on sleeping pills...
    yungnymphet yungnymphet 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Fear

    I've been in and out my therapy my whole life. It got to the point where I was hospitalized for a week. I know it doesn't sound like much, but my parents begged to have me let out. I did the math, the research, the soul search. If they hadn't taken me out, I'd still be there...
    Kyoshiama Kyoshiama 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    i was in two hospitals.

    first i went to a crisis hospital for trying to kill myself for the second known time. i made a few friends there. i also had the humiliating expereince of skin checks. thats where you undress to your bra and underwear and the staff looks at your skin all over. twice a day i did...
    TheWalkingShadow TheWalkingShadow 16-17, F Jan 2

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    My Mental Hosital Experience

    I was in a manetal hospital twice this year. One time in April and the other in July. Both times wer scary and relaxing at the  same time. The first time I got into a huge fight with my husband and I felt like taking a knife and plunging it right into my neck. Instead, i...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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    It Is My Job

    I am a neurosurgeon/neuropsychiatrist and have been in a hospital for those that have serious mental problems.  It is my hope that people don't have to spend time there but sometimes it is necessary in order to bring calmness and order to their lives and the lives of others...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    Several Visits

    My brothers were together in a psych hospital for the ADHD. They were in there a few times each. Once when they were there together I went to see them on visiting day. We were going to make ice cream. We get there and go through this hallway. There's electronically locking...
    kotori4444 kotori4444 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    Such a Serene Place

    I can remember the smell of the place.  Sterility and air conditioning.  It was nice there, I was locked up on a unit, but at that point in my life, freedom to move about was not a priority.  So willing to hand out drugs, those doctors were, I walked around on a...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Yea, Wasn't That Bad

    Okay, I have been in the mental hospital twice so far and this is before I'm 18. I'll just talk about my second stay because it happened like 2 months ago. I'll start how I went into it a second time. It started in the beginning of the school year, everything was going okay but...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    I Don't Know When It Started, But It Started...

    (Look Popi, I'm actually writing it out!) My admissions have all been in the last two years, the story isn't very exciting or even out of the ordinary, in fact it's quite lame. I don't even suffer from a decent mental illness. I can't really pin point the exact time when I...
    whocanrelate whocanrelate 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    I Shouldn't Have Even Been Put There

      Within my senior year of high school things within my family got to the point of being really tense. I refused to take the classes my father wanted while I was showing my colors in supporting John Kerry for Presidential candidate. Also at the same time I was...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    And I Learned A LOT.

    I also learned that when I told them My Delusions...They said I was just fine, and could checkout any time I like. So I did.
    DragonPhoenix DragonPhoenix 31-35 Apr 9, 2013

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    I Escaped!

    They said that all I had to do was behave and they'd set me free! And I did and I'm still living! Hahahaha! They'll never catch me! Am I a sociopath? Or am I just a child who was imprisoned? I've been back a few times, you know. But I AM NEVER--GOING B-A-C-K! Hahahahahahaha...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    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 31-35 Jul 7, 2012

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    I was put in a mental hospital

    when I was 14 because I was cutting and suicidal. It was horrible and now I won't tell my parents anything because I am not going back there. My dad was just in one like a year ago too.
    14CorCav 14CorCav 18-21, F Jun 28

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    My Experience In State-run Vs Private Psychiatric Hospitals

    I've had depression and anxiety issues since age 9 and have been in therapy and on antidepressant medication since age 20. Despite these treatments, I slipped into a very severe depressive episode in the Fall of 2010. I was seeing a therapist that I had seen for about 4 years...
    ClairTheMC ClairTheMC 31-35 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    A Number Of Times

    It's not too bad, really.  No responsibilities, lots of sleep, support everywhere.  Hell I think the janitors are trained as therapists, lol.  I don't want to go back, though, as being in there hurts and upsets my family.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    I just got back from my fourth mental hospital

    stay, dont they get it i just want to stop existing im not suicidal i just dont want to exist! They cant help me....
    kaliKitteh kaliKitteh 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    munizba719 munizba719 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I Hate the Mental Hospital

    At first when i was there it was okay, time was passing by quickly. I rapidly made it to level three which is the best level you can get. Level three means you can go to the cafeteria for lunch and dinner instead of having to sit in the day room. The day room is pretty much...
    iamphat5 iamphat5 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    Well, it was a hospital with an in-patient

    mental health ward. I've been hospitalized for depression about a half dozen times or so. It's almost always been voluntary. Whenever I've been so depressed that I start fantasizing about dying or killing myself, I know that I've reached a point where I need help and I need to...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    But

    only to visit people...........................................
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 31-35, F Sep 21, 2012

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    When I was 13 about to turn 14 I was an

    in-patient in a mental hospital for trying to kill myself, I spent my birthday there. Later on when I was 15 I was an out-patient in a mental hospital for attacking a fellow student in school... Surprisingly, when I was in these hospitals I felt at home. I felt accepted like I...
    AutumnHaze AutumnHaze 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 27

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    Rochester

    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 31-35 Jul 10, 2012

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    I Want To Go Back

    I have been at a mental hospital, and it wasnt bad at all, the truth  is i liked it alot (dont judge me) i experienced something that i have never experienced ever in my life to anyone. i experienced the ability to talk about how i feel and how i hurt and just really open up...
    apml apml 16-17, F Mar 15, 2012

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    Lindon Oaks.

    hey;; im becca && this is my story. im pretty much a kid according to my parents. but i know that ive probably had alot more expirence with a mental facility. see. ive been self-injuring for almost three years now. ive been hospitalized twice. but last may i may...
    beccabuttfaceex3 beccabuttfaceex3 16-18, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2007

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    The Adolescent Unit

    I was in a mental facility for about a week in 11th grade. I was on Prozac and not enough mood stabilizer for my bipolar, so my mood went up, then into a depression. I started self-cutting and it got very severe, so I called my therapist and she recommended that I admit...
    BleuJean BleuJean 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    Nothing Importan But

    I miss my friends from there :( I feel so lonely and it was the best weeks of my life :( sometimes I just want to go back to there..
    cataxxx cataxxx 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    Hazy Vision

    It's difficult to recall what happened during the months I spent in a private treatment center. It was the youth ward; it served as a way station between court and the state correctional facility for a lot of kids. For some of them, it was a transitional home where they could...
    TyrannosaurusWrecks TyrannosaurusWrecks 18-21 2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    The Lunacy...

    For six months in a row -everyday of the week- I visited a friend who was a recovering alcoholic. Recovering alcoholics are in a separate corridor of the "severe cases" of the mental wing at the Stuyvenberg hospital in Antwerp. I myself have never been a patient in a mental...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 6 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Just The Beginning

    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 31-35 2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    So basically, I was tricked by my counsellor

    into going into hospital. I was in my second ever week of counselling, and not gonna lie, I was a mess. Anyway I wasnt suicidal at this point, but I was having difficulties at home and cutting a lot. My counsellor told me I could stay somewhere for a night so I could be in a...
    Azzyyy Azzyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My Real Personal Experience Of Being In A Mental Hosp./psych Ward!

    So this is my REAL experience of being in the psych ward/ mental institution five times in my 18th year of life. I have quite a few issues, and as my username states, I have indeed unfortunately missed out on my teenage Golden Years.      A tiny bit of backstory: Okay so my...
    SkippingTheGoldenYears SkippingTheGoldenYears 18-21, F 17 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    1/4 and I am 22. Depressed mad at mom an I

    wanted my cell phone back. When I demanded it she said I touched and pushed her first but I didn't. I remember telling myself don't touch her first. I went to Jouvie but I don't remember. The whole encounter was yellig and her pushing me out of the bedroom. I wet and st on my...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Well now I get to add a new experience I have

    finally made it into the loony bin Don't know what to think Don't know what to feel Don't know anything
    IzzyFizzy IzzyFizzy 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Too Many Times... But Each Time Was An Adventure.

    To be honest, I'm not sure if it's 5 or 6 times. Each time I met new friends and had a very interesting time. It's nothing like what you think it would be. There's only one padded room (the quiet room where you go if you either have  a psychotic fit or your room mate snores...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    I've been 6 times since I turned 18.

    Most of the experiences weren't that bad. Every time I went, I would have a guy hit on me, though, and that was annoying. Mental hospitals aren't a place to find a date. I would keep having to go back because I would always stop taking my medications and relapse. They...
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26

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    I Need To

    Some times it feels like I'm going insane yelling at myself when no one is around, thoughts about hurting the people I love, or scary thoughts of killing all the people that ever bullied me. I'm a shy kid that keeps to my himself, so not a lot of people have seen me reach my...
    Elijahx Elijahx 18-21, M Mar 28, 2013

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    Sometimes I Miss The Mental Hospital...

    I was in 2 years ago after a suicide attempt. I felt worthless like I do now. Should I go back, should I just kill myself or what? I have few options. My life is ****.
    melrose6875 melrose6875 41-45 3 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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    I recently was in a mental hospital

    after having suicidal thoughts and a massive panic attack that left me crying uncontrollably and vomiting. I was put in a regular hospital in a holding pattern until I could be transferred to the mental hospital. The mental hospital was an observational place where you basically...
    tobias37 tobias37 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Ya iv gone to two and it wasn't fun

    but it was interesting. I never met anyone like the people i met in there. But it wasn't all that bad. The first time i went in i was suicidal and i had cut myself a lot. The second time i tried to kill myself by taking pills and cut my arm up worst then the first time. Most of...
    KIRa53 KIRa53 13-15, M Jun 27

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    11 Times Actually...

    I am fifteen years old, and i have been hospitalized 11 times in the past two years... It sounds crazy, but i actually like it.. I feel safe, away from my crazy family and my stressful life... I started going to hospitals because my parents found out that im a cutter... i was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Just got out of a mental hospital

    for suicude only to find my foster parents don't want me now I'm in a group home
    Sarahsworldofpain Sarahsworldofpain 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Both Ends Of The Spectrum!

    When I was 13 I suffered with severe depressive episodes, anxiety attacks and blackouts. This had been happening to me since age 10. after many assessments I was put onto a child and adolecsent psychiatric ward. I stayed there for 3 weeks and they were the darkest 3 weeks of my...
    Munchkin9220 Munchkin9220 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Why I Went To A Mental Hospital

    Some of you might know this, but others do not: I have been through soo much, and the answer is Yes. One day it just completly broke me down.... I was 13 when this happened. I was cutting, having horrible thoughts in my head and one time I actually hit my dad because he made me...
    Ice95 Ice95 18-21, F Feb 27, 2013

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    Head Case

      The voices are back, playing in my head again. I blame the impending breakup for their reaccurence, but maybe the voices caused the breakup.   I might as well be laying on the table getting my test done, I can hear them so loud. I might as well be bleeding...
    ParselyTree ParselyTree 16-18, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I spent the last month in a mental hospital. I wont go into any details as to why, but it was a horrible experience. Yes I was in a safe place, and even tho I had loads of family...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    On September 23,2013 I was put in a mental hospital for 2 weeks for trying to cut my throat with a knife . I also was cutting my wrists and stomach. I'm not crazy but I hear voices...
    meellanie meellanie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I have been to many hospitals since the age of twelve. I have been diagnosed with bipolar since the age of six. I was first put into restraints when I was twelve. This means I was...
    number1stella number1stella 26-30 Jul 8

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    I have been to many hospitals since the age of twelve. I have been diagnosed with bipolar since the age of six. I was first put into restraints when I was twelve. This means I was...
    number1stella number1stella 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have been to many hospitals since the age of twelve. I have been diagnosed with bipolar since the age of six. I was first put into restraints when I was twelve. This means I was...
    number1stella number1stella 26-30 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have been seeing a man that has been going through a divorce. We have been together for 1.5 years. There were times that were special and we were very happy. Other times that...
    HelpingMe HelpingMe 36-40, F Jul 8

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