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I Have Been In a Mental Hospital

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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...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13, 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...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Mar 18

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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...
    ParselyTree ParselyTree 16-18, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2008

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    It's Not Like Most Think. - I signed myself in when I was thinking of suicide again. I had already attempted it. I was banging my head off the wall and knew that I needed help. I...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Jun 15, 2012

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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...
    iamphat5 iamphat5 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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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...
    TyrannosaurusWrecks TyrannosaurusWrecks 18-21 2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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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...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26, 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...
    whocanrelate whocanrelate 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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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...
    TheWalkingShadow TheWalkingShadow 16-17, F Jan 2

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    Now everyone sees me differently and it sucks
    munizba719 munizba719 18-21, M Jan 19

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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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...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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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...
    Munchkin9220 Munchkin9220 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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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...
    ClairTheMC ClairTheMC 31-35 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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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...
    MadeItOut MadeItOut 31-35 Jul 10, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 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...
    apml apml 16-17, F Mar 15, 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...
    AutumnHaze AutumnHaze 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 27

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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...
    melrose6875 melrose6875 41-45 3 Responses Aug 18, 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...
    xMina97x xMina97x 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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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    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...
    Ice95 Ice95 18-21, F Feb 27, 2013

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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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    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...
    SkippingTheGoldenYears SkippingTheGoldenYears 18-21, F 17 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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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...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 10, 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...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    Breaking Free - The tears ran down my face, as if they were trying to run away.  My life had crumbled to an ultimate low.  My thoughts were blurred.  April 10'th was...
    CrazedTeenager CrazedTeenager 16-17, F May 16, 2008

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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...
    tobias37 tobias37 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    But - only to visit people...........................................
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 26-30, F Sep 21, 2012

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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...
    MadeItOut MadeItOut 31-35 2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    It All Started As a Form of Controle Relese and Selfexprreshon - well i would start from yhe begining but that would bor you to death or would it lets just sum it up and get into...
    mendota mendota 21-25, M 4 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    Looking For Advice: - Lately I've been thinking that I should commit myself to a mental hospital. I have severe depression and social anxiety which prevents me from leaving the...
    cdas28 cdas28 18-21 2 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    I Am Actually Glad I Went. - If I didn't I probably would not be alive now.
    nomeatforshrimp nomeatforshrimp 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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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...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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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...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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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...
    Elijahx Elijahx 18-21, M Mar 28, 2013

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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...
    Kyoshiama Kyoshiama 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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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 4 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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...
    BleuJean BleuJean 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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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...
    MadeItOut MadeItOut 31-35 Jul 7, 2012

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    Embarrassing! - Yes it's humiliating to admit but I 'signed myself in' a few times to avoid a bad situation at home, and after an attack I experienced. I had to argue with the...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

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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...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 6 Responses May 2, 2011

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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...
    kotori4444 kotori4444 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 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...
    beccabuttfaceex3 beccabuttfaceex3 16-18, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2007

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