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I Have Been to a Mental Hospital

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    Many. But. Egos

    and pill pushers run them. No cures. Just new rules And moronic arts. Why no cures. Profit.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    12 months all together,

    spread over 3 years.
    xoliviaclairex xoliviaclairex 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 have been in one for over two months

    now due to having severe depression and suicidal ideation. I was sectioned and forced to stay in one to keep me safe...and no lie, these few months have been a journey of struggles and incidents but I am on the right way to recovery. I still am unsure when they'll release me but...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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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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    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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    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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    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 am going to one today to visit a friend

    who had a breakdown. Someday I will tell you my story.
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M Aug 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 was sent to a mental hospital under suicide

    watch a week ago, and it wasn't so bad while I was still depressed, but as I started getting better, I got really bored.
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Was there for a month,

    came out nearly 2 weeks ago.. It really did help me but now I'm going back to the same as I was before
    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I've been in 4 times

    since 2005. the last time was this past may. I completely broke down and the mania was out of control. I hated every minute of it but for some reason I do better when I'm there, like it's half life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12

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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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    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 name is Chaya. The "C" is silent

    so it sounds like I'm saying "Hiya". (Although technically, it's Hebrew and the "Ch" makes a phlegmy sound from the back of your throat) Silly me went to the bathroom as the nurse started her rounds so I had this exchange from the bathroom stall with my pants around my ankles...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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 a week ago

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    Hands down best part of any day is watching

    someone pick up the phone that only receives incoming calls, press 3 or 4 numbers, in all seriousness, and sit down to have a lengthy phone conversation. The first time she picked it up, I was about to tell her that outgoing calls have to be made on the other phone, but then she...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 4 Responses Aug 12

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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 7 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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    Best new patient greeting I've ever seen.

    (yelling) "I have Jesus! Jesus loves me. I don't care if you hate me, I don't care what you think. I have love because I have Jesus! (normal voice) Hi, I'm Jess"
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    The Visitor

    I've been in a mental hospital; not as a patient, as a visitor. There used to be Christmas parties where my mum worked and I was allowed to join in. I was only little at the time, and saw the patients for who they are: people. I enjoyed these parties because there was always...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F 15 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    August 14, 2015. Day 30.

    Got wished a "Happy Early Christmas" by the girl singing loudly at the bathroom sink. I'm Jewish.
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 14

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    I'm going to be posting here a lot

    because this is going to become like my diary for psych ward stories. Now, this is technically the 4th or 5th ward I've been in, and it has been by far the craziest (no pun intended. Jk, pun totally intended) experience so far. For example, today there is someone wandering the...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    just visiting a cousin.

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

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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 2 Responses Jun 4

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    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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    If they can't put you into a steel cage,

    then they'll put you in a padded one...
    Eyedea9 Eyedea9 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Several. Am now allergic.

    They solve very little.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 31

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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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    Blueclouds1234 Blueclouds1234 22-25 1 Response Aug 6

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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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    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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    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