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I Have Been to a Mental Hospital

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    No4skin49 No4skin49 56-60, M Oct 5, 2015

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    I remember my very first time,

    I'd just come from emergency and it was about an hour away from home. I remember watching the lights on the bridge and falling asleep. They woke me, and it was this big building, no cars or anything around it. They rolled me in on the stretcher and we went down the halls looking...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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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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    Mental Illness Makes People Laugh

    Let me say that when it happens, ain't nothing funny about it. I was 26 when first admitted to the Psych Ward of Metropolitan Hospital. I was in and out of psych wards of more hospitals than I can name. Finally, a psychiatrist said, I have a chemical imbalance. They gave me...
    Ardeena1 Ardeena1 56-60, F 19 Responses Dec 1, 2006

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    I'm back in one again.

    I've been in my room for 24hours trying to find anything sharp. Not one staff member has checked on me.
    alanajane alanajane 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    They brought me to the hospital last Monday

    after cutting myself again, but this time I had to get stitches. There are blood stains on my bedroom floor. From the ER I got transferred to a mental institution, giving me one of the worst nights of my life. When I first got there it was 1 AM, and they sent in a lady to come...
    Disassembled Disassembled 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    3 days and that's all it took to scar me

    for life,im so afraid of ever going back because my experience was so awful.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    I'm going back there in three weeks

    for respite, which I guess is okay because then I don't have to go to public school during that time and I can vacation from my messed up life and the toxic people I am associated with.
    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2015

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    there are different tips

    that will keep you away from mental hospital.
    nareshkumarbhutani nareshkumarbhutani 36-40, M Nov 26, 2015

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    It's scary. We are scared.

    And so we laugh. We laugh at the girl who has a serious conversation with a ninth floor window. We laugh at the girl who picks up the phone and duals no numbers, yet speaks into it earnestly, though we all know that phone only receives calls. We laugh at the girl who...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 26, 2015

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    Not because I'm crazy,

    but just to visit my friend's mom haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    I Wasn't Admitted. Though Maybe I Should Be.

    I was looking for a customer in Fort Payne Alabama and the place I decided to stop and use the phone "before I had a cell" was yes a mental hospital. I went inside and asked if I could use the phone, which I did and the whole time I was on the phone there was this...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 19 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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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 2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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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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    yes there was actually a time

    that I have snapped was driven to insanity and for it my price was a mental institution. I had to be sedated because I was thrashing around. the doctor said he had never seen such a strange case. I was losing it I was laughing uncontrollably and shouting while on the floor...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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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, 2015

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    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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    I have been in a mental hospital four times -

    two voluntary and two involuntary. I was suicidal for all four hospitalizations. The first involuntary was converted to voluntary after four days. The second involuntary was turned into a 90 day short term certificate. The doctors have the have the option to keep you...
    masturbationslut masturbationslut 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2015

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    Bc I worked there FYI.

    But I could easily see me being a patient. The lunatics really did run that asylum.
    Nickf20 Nickf20 18-21, M Oct 5, 2015

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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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    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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    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2015

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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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    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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    My best friend was checked into a mental

    hospital last night. I see her walking the same path I did, and all I can do is watch her spiral out of control. I feel so helpless. I love her so much, and I wish I could take all of her pain away, but I can't.
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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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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    Yes I have was in one

    for over four years, as an employee of course lol
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 29, 2015

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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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    I'm currently in a mental hospital

    and I ******* hate it. I know it will help later on but it ******* hurts. knowing how I hurt the people I love with my behavior and decisions. I wish I could change it and take everything back.. the words, my actions and the take away their pain. I know the people around me love...
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    i went for suicide watch.

    .. it was the worst thing ive ever gone through. my best friend at the time practically signed my paperwork getting me in that hell hole. fml
    eecfun eecfun 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2015

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    It was one of the best things I ever did,

    twice. I went into the ward that dealt with trauma (I had been getting over sexual assaults) including PTSD from the military. I met amazing people from all over the country including one man from the Navy who I connected with on a deep, soul penetrating level. We did drugs in...
    bleepin47 bleepin47 26-30, F Nov 25, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 11, 2015

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    I suffer with bipolar I had a stay in a mental

    hospital I was quite unwell I went missing they found me brought me back I must have got up left again I came around sitting in the middle of husten station I don't know how but I knew my husbands phone number I rang him on a public phone he told me to stay there a while later...
    Thresa Thresa 46-50, F Jan 1

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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 suffer from severe depression

    and anorexia nervosa but im recovering
    laraxoxo laraxoxo 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    A month ago I went to a mental hospital

    for sucidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, PTSD, odd, ocd, adhd, and multiple personality traits. And ever since I have had to rethink and almost start over my life. I lost all of my friends, boyfriend, and even some of my family members gave up on me. But I refuse to give up I...
    nickelson14 nickelson14 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    I wish I could go back to hospital,

    it felt so safe & I felt so protected (the mental hospital was absolutely ****) but the normal hospital was amazing, which I have been numerous times
    youcandoitifyoureallytry youcandoitifyoureallytry 13-15, F Oct 6, 2015

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    Twice actually. Last year I was in one

    for a couple weeks. And 6 months ago I was in one for about a month
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 4, 2015

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    At the beginning of the month I got admitted

    for being suicidal and the one I went to was actually pretty great. I was there for about a week and made a few friends honestly. It felt safe there. Sorta miss it.
    desgal desgal 16-17, F Oct 18, 2015

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