I Have Been In A Psychiatric Hospital

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 256 People

    I have been more times

    than I can count. I was doing really well for a long time and then I took my abusive boyfriend back. It ended terribly, with restraining orders and me in a domestic violence shelter. It was so hard to leave, and so many things went wrong around the time I left him. It was just...
    xoPandoraBlack xoPandoraBlack
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    I was released about a week ago

    and to be completely honest, I was scared shitless to leave and get back to my normal life. Do you wanna know a secret - it really isn't so bad. I no longwr want to end my life and I feel like my short stay there has made me so much stronger. yeah, I did have a cutting relapse...
    svenjing svenjing
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2015

    Not me, but a very close friend of mine was in

    one. She was going through horrible depression and tried to jump out of the car on the highway. Our other friend was driving so I grabbed her and held her while she sobbed. Her parents knew about her depression and self harm. She begged us not to take her to the hospital so we...
    starling156 starling156
    22-25, M
    Jul 22, 2015

    Ive found that when I've been out

    for the day, which I'm allowed sometimes, and I've mentioned to people I'm with that I need to get back to hospital, they start acting as though I'm really delicate, or stupid, or sometimes even both. It used to hurt me, now it's just plain irritating :/
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2015

    And I think I may need to go back.

    .. I have just woke up (5pm) from a phone call of bad news, which has left me feeling even more ****** than I already was feeling. I self harmed for the first time in close to 3 months, and I am laying here in floods of tears. Nothing seems like it is going to get better, and I...
    WayUpHigh WayUpHigh
    22-25, F
    Feb 12, 2014

    I remember when I was trying to explain to my

    little brother (he's 5) about why I had to leave home. I was in a regular hospital at the time, after I attempted it, and my family had come to visit me. Mum came in by herself first and told me there was a vacancy at some group home that provided care for minors with mental...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2015
    w1llkommen w1llkommen
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    I've been in the psychiatric hospital 7 times

    in 4 years. I've only had positive experiences, but I'm still scared to think I might spend another christmas on an inpatient ward.
    holamishamigos96 holamishamigos96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    I Was A Visitor, Not A Resident

    My ex spent much of our relationship in and out of psych wards. That is, until they started admitting her to the wing where they treated the really scary and truly at-risk, dare I say, "truly crazy people?" That's a quote from her. It only took 2 days in that wing to sober her up...
    iFeelz iFeelz
    41-45, M
    Oct 11, 2013

    The 2nd time I was committed to a mental

    institution was for major depression. I was committed involuntarily after purchasing a gun and ammunition to blow my brains out. The day I decided I had enough and bought the gun I took a few xanex and bought my kids some frosties. I was going to say goodbye to them and kill...
    Lucylu84 Lucylu84
    31-35, F
    Dec 29, 2013

    I'm glad to be here. Because before,

    I was past help. I didn't know how to voice my pain in any other way than that of self harm, and eventually, attempted suicide. But my mum found me, and I feel so terrible for her to see her daughter lying, twitching, on the bed, having a seizure after overdosing, with scars...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14
    16-17, F
    Feb 7, 2015

    Well my year has been going down the **** Hole

    I've been in too many psychiatric hospitals too much not funny I was place into Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa Illinois when I was 5 years old because I have gotten in a fight in school in 1994 then in 2004 I was placed in Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet Illinois because I tried to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    They give us all sleeping pills to ensure we

    get a full night. I've been keeping mine hidden in my mouth then kept in my room for the past 5 days. I don't want to sleep. I don't know why, but I feel like the dependency I have on medication is too big. I want to be my own person, to control at least one part of my life. And...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14
    16-17, F
    Feb 15, 2015

    I've been six times since I was 18.

    They misdiagnosed me pretty badly every time except the last one. I haven't been back and I don't plan on it. Not because being there was horrible, but because what sent me there was horrible and I don't want to do it anymore.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2014

    Friday midnight until just 30 Threeminutes ago,

    I had been in a hospital. I spent 12 hours at my hospital because they were running tests and I waited a whole lot. They took all of my belongings once I got into a room. Around 12 pm the doctors told me they found a psychiatric ward that would take me. The ambulance arrived...
    tmoonie tmoonie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    I hadn't slept well for about a month.

    I only had about 2 hours of sleep a night if I slept at all. It was the summer before my son started pre-k and I was very nervous about being away from him all day and mostly having to be alone. That scared the crap out of me. I'd have to figure out what to do with my life after...
    Lucylu84 Lucylu84
    31-35, F
    Dec 18, 2013

    I never thought this would happen,

    but I'm actually nervous about going home. I've been allowed to go next weekend, just overnight on Saturday. They're trying to ease me back into 'normal' life. So yes, I'm excited but terrified at the same time..
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    I need to go back. I should've never been

    released. I'm triggered and need help.
    Halezzzz Halezzzz
    18-21, F
    Jul 20, 2014

    Hell On Earth, With A Cozy Feel

    My parents told me i was going to see a doctor for an hour and a half.  9 days later i left that boring hell of paranoia and anxiety.  turns out all the paranoia and anxiety i was experiencing there weren't the unfamiliar surroundings but my new medications...
    Jacob1080David Jacob1080David
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

    And I am Back now !! I was gone

    and it was really horrible there and they treated me pretty badly but now I can come home and I'm back and I'm so thankful to be gone.
    Toukos Toukos
    18-21, M
    May 15, 2014


    You know what, as **** as it was, sometimes I wish I could go back there. At least there was some hope.. an end goal - Recovery. This, out here, it ******* sucks. I want to feel like someone cares. Even if they're only paid to.
    newmurderer newmurderer
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2010

    So, I have not long come out of a private

    hospital here in the UK as an NHS patient (state funded to you American folks) and it's gone fairly well overall. I went in in a state of psychosis, but not to the point of completely blacking out this time really. Some parts are fuzzy where I was rubbed the wrong way by some...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend
    36-40, M
    Aug 16, 2014

    A Circular Trap

    How often do you see your Dr.?  Does it count if your Doctor walks by and see's you eating and leaves.  If he signs it off?  Does he actually have to see you to see you?  The insanity of the Mental institution.  "How long since you talked to your Dr.?" Your mother asks.  Of...
    jfeltes jfeltes
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2012
    captaindani captaindani
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2014

    3 times in 3 months..

    it was a good and bad experience. a break from the real world, y'know?
    ashthenerd ashthenerd
    16-17, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    I hated the annoying naggy emos.

    They were so full of themselves and their misery. So full of ****. Couldn't see anything or anyone beyond their self-absorb, and probably a lot self- made, misery. Hated them. They lived constantly in a pretend world all if their making where they were their own tragic heroes...
    IHateMirrors IHateMirrors
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2014

    Been involuntarily admitted in the hospital 4

    times.Didn't really help me except drugging me with pills and made me feeling groggy and zombies-likes.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    im in ine now but they don't know about my

    eating disorder im here for my depression and anxiety and for my severe suicidal thoughts and I'm trying to lose weight without being suspicious because I know the ed patients get twice a normal servibg at every meal
    svenjing svenjing
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2015
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