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I Have Been In a Psych Ward

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    Greetings loves, My name is Dana and I'm a 21 year old college student studying sociology and education. About a month ago, I create an advice blog. On this blog you can visit it to find motivational and inspirational pictures on life, love, beauty, and health. You can also ask...
    DanaHarrell DanaHarrell 22-25, F Apr 21, 2013

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    What the @#$% Am I Doing In Here?

    My first visit to the psych ward was very surreal.  I remember that I was very robotic as I sat in the receiving area answering their questions and trying to fill out a psychosocial survey.  It was almost midnight before I walked through the door and was shown to my...
    lucyfur13 lucyfur13 36-40 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    http://loveaschizophrenic.

    blogspot.com/ This is my blog about life from the view of a schizophrenic. Please read, comment, and share with friends and family. Thanks
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F Jul 4, 2015

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    So... Yeah. I Have.

    Here's the deal, I've got about thirty minutes to kill before I leave the ward temporarily to go off and do a battery of psych tests. I have another account on this site, but I made a new one because I'm not even sure I want my "fake" online persona tagged with this; that's how...
    Bridegroom Bridegroom 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    the first time i was in the hospital to be

    diagnosed, apparently, and received rather peculiar diagnoses. the second time i was in actually because i was having more problems and received a diagnosis, but the diagnosis did not help much. ...schizophrenia? anyone heard of it? yeah, apparently not too helpful for...
    creativewisdom creativewisdom 18-21, F Jan 10, 2015

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    Should Have Stayed

    I'm a man now but when I went in I was a teenager... Been in only once since adulthood and that was for a suicide attempt, I had a drug overdose... You know I've told this story a million times it seems but still its something uncomfortable for me to talk about but I do feel...
    bushi132001 bushi132001 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    It Sucked...

    Truthfully, they've been trying to put me in one since I was just a kid. I was a kid with very severe depression so yeah. And every time they tried to put me in one, I would get lucky and there wouldn't be any beds. Every single time. Then the day after I turned fourteen, my...
    deadmoon deadmoon 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    I have been in a psych ward a few times.

    Most of the times I was only in for just over 2 weeks but my last admission was for 12 weeks. I have never minded being in hospital, it's a place where there is always someone to turn to when i'm distressed and it's a safe place to work through difficult things.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

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    mkprz mkprz 31-35, M Sep 15, 2015

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    My Stays...

    I have been in the hospital 3 times. None of my stays have helped..oh well. Maybe the 4th times the charm?
    SomebodyHelpMe SomebodyHelpMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2008

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    My Second+ Visit

    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 swear I'm not crazy.

    Everyone always thinks I am but I'm not. I went only because I was sick of talking to doctors and wanted some sleep after 32 hours of being awake. While I hated it there, I loved the people I met. There were four drug addicts, a person with depression (like me), a schizophrenic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    Bad Medicine

    for me both times were very unhelpful experiences. i'm not the sort of person that i psych ward can help.
    desikitteh desikitteh 26-30 May 9, 2008

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    My first time in a mental ward was way back in

    2010. My mother had passed away and i took an overdose. Was rushed to hospital and when the resident Psychiatrist asked me why i did it (expecting me to talk about my mom) i instead said "a girl in a music video was transmitting me messages ordering me to end my life" and i was...
    WitchOfWoodStock WitchOfWoodStock 36-40, M Apr 19, 2015

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    Three Times

    First time was Fall of 2006. I had plans to kill myself, and my school health counselor had an intervention meeting with my parents. I was hospitalized for 10 days. Second time was Fall of 2007. I stopped taking my antidepressants several months earlier, and took an overdose of...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2008

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    Lost In The System

    My father died before I was born and my mother was the only thing there for me with my grandma and grandpa. When my grandma died we moved into a apartment with her boyfriend and then they got married. They then had a kid. I felt like a black sheep of the family after that. I felt...
    NicolesWay NicolesWay 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    Sometimes I've reached the point to

    where I can't handle life anymore, and rather than do something permanent and stupid, I check myself into the hospital. It's not so bad.
    PeanutsauntieP1982 PeanutsauntieP1982 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    I have been admitted to the psych ward twice.

    Once for overdosing on ecstasy and having a psychotic break where I cut my legs 200+ times. The second was for attempting suicide a a year later.
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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    I've only been admitted once

    and I think I left with more trauma than I arrived with. I suffer from pretty debilitating panic attacks and when I arrived I was having one and had accidentally taken way too much ativan- I don't remember anything besides crying and being ******** while the nurses counted all...
    officerdog officerdog 18-21, F May 25, 2014

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    3 Times

    For a while I have been severely depressed and tried to end my life, which resulted in me waking up in the psych ward every single time. As much as I hated being committed to treatment at first, being in there actually helped me a lot. A big part of my recovery came from...
    cyjenny95 cyjenny95 18-21, F Nov 19, 2013

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    I've Never Gotten This Out.

    I was 16 years old. I admitted to my therapist that I had made an attempt to kill myself, and I was recommended to spend some time in a psych ward. I was admitted the next day. We arrived at the hospital around 11 am, and I was not settled in until 11 pm. My mother...
    strangeasangels strangeasangels 16-17 6 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Didn't Belong Though.

    I had been up three days straight from drugging and was a little stressed and out of my right mind. I thought it would be a good idea to go to the hospital (bad idea). They asked if I was suicidal and I told them I didn't give **** so they sent me to a psych hospital for 5 days...
    BixDugan BixDugan 26-30, M Nov 23, 2013

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    Once again I find myself

    as an inpatient at a psych ward. I have been under a lot of stress the last two weeks as there are projects to finish and exams coming up soon. I had been sleeping very little so on Saturday night I decided to take extra sleeping meds. Soon after I took them I started to...
    lisa7 lisa7 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    Yeah I Have, My Mind.

    Nevermind I'm not explaining this one, you should either get it or not care/think you do.
    Acchbellon Acchbellon 18-21, M Dec 6, 2012

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    In My Early Teens

    When I was a teenager I attempted suicide. I swallowed an entire bottle of prescription pain meds and a half a bottle of Jack Daniels. My mother came into my room and smelled the alcohol. She then started to search my room and found the empty bottle. After grilling me for several...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Feb 28, 2013

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    Right now I am inpatient at a psych ward

    and I have been here for 2 and a half weeks. I hope I get out tomorrow. I was admitted because I wasn´t sleeping and I was really suicidal. The stay here has mostly been okay. Most of the staff are nice and I am allowed to smoke once every hour and the food is ok. I´m allowed...
    lisa7 lisa7 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    In Trouble With Teachers...................

    I was in a ward once putting on music I thought would suit the audience. It was going well I was playing stuff like: “Shelter Me” The Waifs “Lithium” Nirvana “Kill your Sons” Lou Reed “Crazy in the Night” Kim Carnes etc. But then I got Leonard Cohen out and put on...
    DC57 DC57 36-40, M Sep 2, 2012

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    2nd Time Now

    Well I've now been in two psychiatric facilities in two states each involving the same run up of alcohol, self harm and finally suicide attempts. The first time I was hospitalized after drinking 2.5 l of Smirnoff vodka, and swallowed a 3 month supply of zoloft, seroquel...
    Myblackdog Myblackdog 22-25 Feb 19, 2013

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    I Met The Best People There

    The ward I went to was minimum security. Mostly a chemical dependence therapy area. I wasn't there for that. i had a messy panic attack. But I did meet the best people there. I think it's because we all confessed our weaknesses and sins in group. It brought us together in a...
    adamjensen adamjensen 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    2 and a Half Years of Hell

    I was admitted to a psych hospital when I was 14 and living in America, I was admitted for cutting, suicide attempts, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. During my 2 and a half years in hospitals I was transferred to 7 different facilities in 3 different states, including the New...
    samshine samshine 22-25 5 Responses Sep 19, 2008

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    My Trip to the Psych Ward

    I was there twice. First time when I was 16 because I was trying to kill myself and again at 17 for the same reason. I was also cutting. It was just the step-down unit (unit is locked but individual rooms are not, you are free to wander through lounges, food room, other patient...
    callista83 callista83 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    I have been admitted twice,

    and honestly, these were the most beautiful times of my life. I made wonderful friends, had wonderful staff, and a really cool room with a TV lol! anyway, they helped me through my troubles with eating and suicide, and I wouldn't be here without them. they were the hardest, but...
    ladysuffragette ladysuffragette 16-17, F 1 Response May 5, 2014

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    I Have Been to a Psych Ward

    Yeah, I've been to a psych ward a couple of times to visit my brothers. I have two schizophrenic brothers who are also bipolar. They inherited schizophenia and bipolar from my mother. My older brother has bipolar and every year like clockwork, he loses a part of who he was...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    4 Hours Of Hell

    The nurse called my name from the hallway. My heart pounded faster than it already was and I stared at the ugly blue couch with the ugly leaf pattern, green and brown, green and brown... I heard my name again and stood up, some force other than my own moving my legs to the small...
    HunterFae HunterFae 18-21, T May 9, 2012

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    It's telling of the kind of person

    that I am, that some of my most comfortable times have been spent on a ward in a psychiatric hospital. I've had over ten admissions so far and I visited my parents on a ward when I was a young boy. It's of no surprise to me that my parents met on a ward when they were younger...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    Life On The Ward

    You see strange things in psych wards. Once I was in HD and the only thing that moved or changed was the crane I could see from the very small yard – It became my primary interest. I saw an old dude reading a catalogue, he then just got right to it. All the nurses said...
    DC57 DC57 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    It's Kinda Extreme

    All through my teen and young adult years.. I was really bad. I was a severe self-injurer (cutting and burning) to the point of 50+ stitches in one night and a drug addict. Today, I am 24 years old and have been locked up in a hospital some 20+ times. I haven't been in one since...
    dyingirl dyingirl 22-25 2 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    I have written about this already under a

    different experience but this one might be better. The first time I was fifteen almost sixteen, and I was there for two weeks while they diagnosed me. I was released when they decided I was no longer an immediate threat to myself and I saw a psychiatrist for outpatient therapy...
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2015

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    I had to beg my parents to take me to the

    hospital because they didn't believe me when I said I was in crisis. I'm the only one who even tries to save me from myself. but the psych ward stay was the best three week period of my life.
    missalkali missalkali 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    The Visit

    In March of 2013 I was admitted into a psych ward for two and a half weeks. I was diagnosed as being bi polar 1 and had a case of psychosis. The events leading up to my hospitalization are peculiar yet funny in a way. I was dealing with a lot of things in my personal life and I...
    Jeromebond Jeromebond 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    I've Been Twice...

    Once when I was 16. Had to go for cutting. Then again three or four months later. Suicide attempt. The doctor at the emergercy room didn't commit me, he was going to let my go home. But my councelor convinced my parents to take me to a psych ward, and the doc there committed...
    SCChick1990 SCChick1990 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    What can I say, it was later admitted

    that it was a mistake on the doctors fault to send me to the psych ward, and going there only made things worse for me. But I played the nice girl card, the saint, I explained things and was let out in about 7-10 days. Ever since, pretty much all I think is "oh if I say this...
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F Jan 12, 2015

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    I'm back on a psych ward

    after being gone for just over a year. Initially I was on an "intensive care" unit where most things were restricted, including camera phones, which was also an all male ward. While the aim of the place tries to be "low stimulus" it ends up being high because of where the...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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