I Have Been In a Mental Hospital

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 618 People

    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, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    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
    1 Response Oct 18, 2012

    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
    1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    Going into a mental hospital was one of the

    scariest things I've ever gone through. I remember think, I know I tried to kill myself, but I'm still normal. I'm a normal girl, with normal friends, living a normal and somewhat boring life, so why do I have to go into a hospital. I know now that trying to take your life kind...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2012

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2012

    My first time was in 8th grade,

    im in 10th right now, btw. I got caught cutting myself. I went 5 times in the span of two years. I also had eating disorders, anorexia at first, then i recovered, then on to bulimia. I was in a residential treatment facility for 9 months, then was released, and within two days i...
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    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
    5 Responses Nov 1, 2007
    tarjawhore tarjawhore
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    3 months ago today I was getting out of

    that place. I can't believe I have made it this long. Wow. Ya I've been struggling lately but I'm strong
    sadly203 sadly203
    Feb 11, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Jun 28, 2014

    i been trying to stay out of the hospital.

    i been inpatient too many times. I said something to my husband today. Just hoping I don't go back inpatient soon.
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79
    36-40, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    Walking through the doors getting my jacket

    checked, my bag looked through, the doors locks as they slam shut behind me. New faces, people in white uniforms, keys opening and closing doors. voices mumbeling. Angry, scared, calm, sad, lonely people. New people, familiar people. Empty rooms with countless stories to tell...
    Ennah Ennah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    Jun 27, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

    No joke. I'm not kidding.

    It was pretty fun though, kind of like a big sleepover. I got to talk with other people my age, get put on heavy doses of medicine, play cards, and eat hospital cafeteria food. Which is some of the most deliciously fattening stuff I've had to date. I was an inpatient twice for...
    xXResidentFurryXx xXResidentFurryXx
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    I was locked up for a month.

    Medicated against my will, ignored and left alone. I became even more ill. Hospitals are evil, they didn't even help me only I could help myself.
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    I have been 4x. 3 of

    which I put myself into the hospital. None of those times were recently & I will not go back again. Not with how things are these days.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 17, 2016

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    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
    16 Responses Mar 8, 2012

    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
    56-60, M
    5 Responses May 2, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2013

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2014

    I been feeling sad over the fact

    that I was almost admitted yesterday because of suicidal thoughts. I talked to crisis team. but a few of my friends believe I have to go in. I can't go back. I'm trying my best to stay strong. Just really tired.
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    Well.. I wouldn't call it a mental hospital.

    But I was baker acted from the hospital to a behavioral center for close to 3 days, was supposed to be there for 72 hours but after a day and a half they broke it and cleared me to go home. The first two days were pretty boring, sleep, eat, group, watch tv, sleep, eat, group...
    Annababy188 Annababy188
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    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

    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
    41-45, M
    Apr 26, 2014
    munizba719 munizba719
    22-25, M
    Jan 19, 2014

    The Mental Health, Alcohol

    and Drug Directorate was formed on 1 July 2013 as part of the transition of clinical services to THOs. The Directorate sits within the Department, and will work collaboratively with THOs and other key stakeholders to implement national and state strategic direction for the...
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Sep 25, 2014

    Two years on and off.

    .......I worked there!! Nursing assistant. Understaffed, underpaid. And DEFINITELY under appreciated!! Just remember feeling so exhausted all the time.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    So this is more of a question

    but its extremely to a mental ward in a hospital, so that's why I'm posting it here. When you were in the psych ward what were some things that you were allowed to have from home but didn't have? I might be doing my senior project on psychological disorders and am thinking...
    sadly203 sadly203
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    I went to the mental hospital again last month.

    the only thing good about the place was it was close to home so my family was able to visit often . anyway I didn't eat or drink for four to five days . which went unnoticed the whole time.i also didn't take meds cause I don't like to in hospitals.the doctor told me I was selfish...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    After a failed suicide attempt,

    I was held in a mental hospital about four hours from my hometown for a week. I actually miss it a lot of the time, because even though my time there was anything but great, it was an escape where I did not have to talk to anyone I knew personally.
    lilyshells lilyshells
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    When your life is crashing down.

    And you want to die. And your arms are covered in cuts. When you notice the attractive orderly, you start to feel a little better. (Or at least it was that way for me lol).
    Degrassi94 Degrassi94
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2014

    At 18 years old, I was the youngest patient on

    the ward when I was admitted to the psychiatric floor of a hospital 4 months ago. I had just attempted suicide and I had never been in a psych ward before, nor had I been medicated for my mental problems. I wish more than anything that the media would correctly portray what it...
    bluerose2218 bluerose2218
    18-21, F
    Jun 17, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2014
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