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I Have Been to a Mental Hospital

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    I have been an inpatient in a private mental

    hospital one time. I was in the adolescent unit (children and teens age 12-17). I was admitted at 4 in the morning after I waited for about 4 hours in the emergency room. They weighed me and checked my height. Then I was asked to ***** behind a curtain, put on a hospital...
    cielphantomhives cielphantomhives 13-15, T 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Im in hospital right now.

    . Theres an old lady with a towel on her head singing religious songs and laughing, and i swear a guy was sent here for dad jokes, cos he is constantly roaming the halls and doing them. Last time i was in a hospital i made my best friends and we rocked it for 2 years literally...
    lauhi lauhi 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 3

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    Twelve. *******. Times.

    first time, five days second time, two weeks third, three weeks fourth, a week and a half fifth, eleven days sixth, two weeks seventh, six weeks eighth, ninth, and tenth, fourteen months consecutively eleventh, three months twelfth, six weeks
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I Was Admitted to a Psychiatric Ward

    In November last year I was in a mental hospital for a week. I had severe depression and I was suicidal. I had planned my suicide and my self harm had become a lot worse, my doctor decided to admit me into hospital to keep me safe. I was sent to an adults ward even...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence 18-21, F 9 Responses May 9, 2007

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    After several suicide attempts

    and self harm, I was voluntary admitted to a psychiatric hospital.. I was 20 years old. I was put in the Azure Unit, which was on ground floor, of the Cery Psychiatric Hospital, just above Lausanne in Switzerland..I felt very comfortable there.. In fact I loved it! I was in a...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    I went and visited a friend at one,

    so I was technically at one. Not as a patient but as a visitor.
    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I spent 10 days in an inpatient mental hospital.

    It was horrendous. I was almost strangled to death by another patient at night. I was so drugged I don't remember a whole heck of a lot
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13

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    Well, going to, at least.

    My doctor said it'd be a good idea.
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    i have been in a mental hospital

    for suicide and self harm. they diagnosed me with depression and had to take pills for it.the pill made me feel better but i guess i got used to them and i don't feel the effect of the pill.
    ladyangel924 ladyangel924 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Visiting My Girl Frend

    Many years ago when I was a student and 18 years old I awoke to find my girlfriend, who was 21, in bed beside me but I was unable to awaken her. From the empty bottles I realised she had taken an overdose. She was epileptic but did not like taking her...
    gooddog99 gooddog99 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    I kept busy but it was a place

    that made me feel so dangerous and emotionally unstable and I hope to never go to a mental hospital ever again
    Nightdude55 Nightdude55 22-25, M Feb 25

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    Just Passing Through

    I work with a lot of people who suffer from mental illness and I have to say the media really does paint an incorrect picture.  Many are really great people who unfortunatly get stigmatized because of their afflictions.  Yes I was at a mental hospital but I was...
    johnwad3 johnwad3 26-30, M 11 Responses Dec 18, 2006

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    They aren't as people make them out to be.

    If you take it seriously you can get help and recovery :)
    Muppo23 Muppo23 16-17, F Sep 1, 2014

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    I hate how people think I should be ashamed

    that I've been an inpatient at a mental hospital. I have people telling me not to tell anyone and to keep it a secret.
    DelaneyJade DelaneyJade 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    Maybe a Bit Long...

    In 2005, I was struggling with weight issues and school when one day I was sent down to the nurse's office. After some quick checks like pulse and blood pressure, she insisted I go to the hospital. I did. I was released later that day with the warning that if I didn't fix my...
    onthesoapbox onthesoapbox 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2007

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    A Blue Chair

    I remember it vividly, recreate the setting constantly in my head, whether i like it or not. It's stuck in there like a tape..playing, pausing, and rewinding. I sat in that blue chair for an hour, awaiting the evaluation by yet another uninterested emotionless psychiatrist. Ten...
    smellsliketeenspirit105 smellsliketeenspirit105 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    just visiting a cousin.

    I was not a patient.
    meanameicallmyself2 meanameicallmyself2 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 4

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    My Little Stay

    After I attempted suicide the first time I had to stay at a hospital near by. After I was released from there I had to go stay at a mental hospital for a little while. Wasn't a horrible experience but it wasn't great either. It seemed to me to be a combination of preschool and...
    DND DND 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 2007

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    It means a lot to me

    that someone is willing to share their experience, but this is EP, so...well, when I was early 14 I felt suicidal. I told my parents and willingly went to the ER. A man came to evaluate me and I said I wanted to go to the psych ward. They let me. But, before I went in, after I...
    soccacutie23 soccacutie23 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I got out this morning.

    Let's just say I was committed in June 2014. I was that bad. *************** I was forcibly admitted to a hospital. I got in there. My dad went to talk to a social worker. I tried running after him, screaming. I was restrained by a nurse. She held me in a lock until I calmed...
    troubledjealousteen troubledjealousteen 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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 32 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    My Confession!

    Hey, I thought I would never share this on EP! But, I feel comfortable enough to share it now! =p I've been in the mental hospital many times, during my life. My first time was when I was 15. I was highly suicidal and took many aspirins to do myself in. I was rushed to the ER...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    3x for me. but i liked the last one i was in i

    could smoke n i only had to do therapy if i wanted to. and i wasnt forced to take meds i didnt want like the other 2 places.
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Easter Eggs

    "You can't go home yet" was all that I heard. Every day I shuffled into the crammed meeting room with the faded yellow walls, and heard the doctors deny me freedom. I was in the hospital for the sixth time due to a manic attack. I don't remember most of it, but as the...
    hollyjulia hollyjulia 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Mental Hospital

    I have been in and out of mental hospitals since i was 18 and i have seen some pretty strange things going on in those places. Maybe i will even share some of those stories ... They are funny but you must remember that people aren't themselves whilst they are in there and they...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    I'm here voluntarily desperately seeking help

    but I'm questioning the system. Who's to tell me how I can and can't feel? How my thought processes should work? What's right and what's wrong? Maybe I'm meant to live in misery. A change would be so incredibly hard. I feel like I'd lose myself if I didn't have bpd or if it...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    It Was A Positive Experience

    I was inspired to write this by Groovimax, a very cool guy. I didn't think so at the time but it saved my life, going in to hospital, and was the beginning of proper recovery for me. I was ill, I'd had a mental breakdown, I wanted to die. But I was also an obstinate arsehole in...
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2011

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    I was sent to a mental hospital

    for PTSD add and being a skittzo I was only 15 they drugged me out of my mind it took me a year to come to my sinces
    babbysitting babbysitting 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I Was Admitted When I Was 13

    I was 13 and wanting attention. Instead of that, my mom admitted me to the adolesent physciatric sp? ward. Only after that experiance I worse. Once i was out I was on anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety pills called lorazepam. Those pills screwed me up
    gumbygirl gumbygirl 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 23, 2007

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    I went in their on some outpatient bullshit

    when I was a kid. it honestly made me 100x worse. especially the group therapy, I'm not one to talk about my feeling. I got put into full time after I cussed out one of the counslers(it was because I was refusing my meds, and he said I wouldn't get anywhere in life without his...
    AustinOsten AustinOsten 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 3

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    It was interesting. I really like the patients

    there. Though the rules and the nurses were stict as anything. I wasn't particularly fond of the staff, even though all of them liked how well behaved I acted around them. The schizophrenics were interesting. They were hungry constantly because of their anti psychotic meds that...
    NightOwlGirl NightOwlGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Yes I have was in one

    for over four years, as an employee of course lol
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 29

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    I have lost count. The last two were in November

    and December 2014. I think that makes somewhere between 12 and 15 psychiatric hospitalizations since 2009. Most of them were TDO's and I then signed in "voluntarily". That is mostly because my first TDO ended in being committed to a state hospital for 27 days. It was one of the...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Lost Girl

    So I did it. I went off the deep end. I admitted myself to the Pysch ward. I couldn't deal with my demons alone anymore. I have severe depression and anxiety issues. I'm on Prozac and ambian for sleep. I am freaking trying to deal with being out. I am not at my house right now...
    crazygirl76 crazygirl76 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    I have been a patient at one twice,

    once last spring and the other the year before that My goal is to never have to go to one again. I may post why sometime or I may not.
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I've been hospitalize 3 times.

    One in December 2013, one in March 2014 and another in November 2014. Been in two different hospitals. Been twice in one of them. The first time was of a mental breakdown followed by a panic attack and anxiety and for being suicidal and having homicidal thoughts. I was a mess...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I met the love of my life in a mental ward

    after we both had attempted suicide. Best think I ever did was try and die. Three years later, still going strong.
    theindigoboy theindigoboy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 4

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    Several. Am now allergic.

    They solve very little.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    alright, well. no one wants to hear about this

    in real life, so I'm sure no wants to hear it here either. I kind of want to get what happened at Brynn Marr (mental hospital) and since then out of my system. let me start from the beginning. one day i had to get a check up because cancer runs in my family. they told me to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I spent a week in the adolescent wing.

    At first it made my depression,anxiety, and suicidal thoughts worse but it got better. The no phone or makeup rule was a lot harder then I thought and did not really help with my self confidence. I'm glad I'm out but I sometimes miss the safety and support I had in there.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3

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    It isnt so bad. At first it was scary

    for me and it can be the first few days. It gets better though. Seek help if you need it. Don't be afraid.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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    Larned State Hospital, Kansas

      If there is a place in this world that deserves the sign “Abandon Hope All Who Enter” it is “Larned State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Kansas”. I have written about the Menninger Clinic but not Larned because I don’t like most...
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 20 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    I've been going threw therapy

    because I had voices in my head and susidal thoughts and one day they sent me to a hospital (not mental)and I was there for 2 weeks then after a week of going to a school full of people with mental problems the voices stated coming back and I had a very weird dream the...
    cloudysky2257 cloudysky2257 13-15, F Jun 28

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    Was Admitted 10/13

    I was admitted to River Crest Hospital in San Angelo Tx. I was admitted for suicidal thoughts and homicidal thoughts. First time to ever be admitted and I was nervous because I didn't know what to expect. Okay went there by some friends, they took me because they know I needed...
    nowheretorun88 nowheretorun88 26-30, M Oct 28, 2013

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    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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

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