I Have Been to a Mental Hospital

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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

    I've been in and out of mental hospitals

    for a while now and none of it helps but I guess it was good to meet people who understood what I was feeling
    Dontloseyourself Dontloseyourself
    Nov 26, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

    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

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

    If you take it seriously you can get help and recovery :)
    Muppo23 Muppo23
    18-21, F
    Sep 1, 2014
    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    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
    11 Responses Mar 10, 2010

    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

    I have been to a mental hospital twice.

    The first time I went, I was having severe depression and suicidal thoughts. The second time I went, I had already been diagnosed with bipolar disorder by then, but I didn't go because of that. I was suicidal because my psychotic episodes were coming back after being gone for so...
    theactualme theactualme
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    I am actually going there today

    for the second time. wish me luck
    crayolapencil crayolapencil
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2016

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    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...
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2007

    I remember the time when I ran away from the

    mental hospital I was in. It was May's end and we were going together for a walk. My friend has been suggesting me to run away with him, but I wasn't really okay with that. We were walking, only one nurse with us when we saw the bridge where some other kids at the clinic would...
    EddieAndrews EddieAndrews
    18-21, M
    Mar 29, 2016

    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, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    They were very discriminatory

    because of our disorder (DID). They refused to call me by my name and insisted that I was Katie. They insisted that I talk or they would not listen to me when I tried to write. They banned sign language. When one of the girls stood up for me and said I was selectively mute, the...
    Indigo27 Indigo27
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2016
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    10 Responses Dec 18, 2006

    I've been to three different ones.

    The first two when I was in Romania, and the thrid here, in Germany. The last one was a clinic where I stayed for nearly eight months - a lot, I know. Fortunately, they allowed us to go home in the weekends. I was treated for borderline personality disorder, depression and...
    EddieAndrews EddieAndrews
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    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
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Oct 5, 2015
    frvncvne frvncvne
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2012

    I might go back. Just to be sure nothing

    happens. I have had those thoughts again and I don't want to be caught at a bad time and act on them.
    Poolofsouls Poolofsouls
    16-17, M
    Mar 22, 2016

    A couple times. The first time

    when I was 15 I was there for homicidal ideation and the last time for suicidal ideation. Hopefully I don't go again. It sucks.
    raycray95 raycray95
    18-21, M
    Apr 19, 2016

    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...
    tootrusting101 tootrusting101
    56-60, F
    Oct 6, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Dec 11, 2015

    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

    It was back when I was just 14.

    Freshman year of high school was slowly drowning me and I honestly just wanted to finish the job. I had no one to talk to at school and my parents were too busy to listen to me. School work was piling up and a sickening mix of apathy and anxiety set in. I felt like I wasn't...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 17, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    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

    there are different tips

    that will keep you away from mental hospital.
    nareshkumarbhutani nareshkumarbhutani
    41-45, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    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...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    I suffer from severe depression

    and anorexia nervosa but im recovering
    laraxoxo laraxoxo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    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
    16-17, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    I haven't been to a mental hospital

    but I cut my throat with a knife and took half a bottle of my dad's pills and took a knife from the kitchen and I've had the cops called on me for crying and raging uncontrollably and I cut myself and he knows all of this, he was there. I was handcuffed and sent to the hospital...
    justired99 justired99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    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
    5 Responses Sep 8, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Feb 14, 2016

    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

    Do not go to Avera. I was forcefully put into

    the Avera mental hospital by my parents. What you need to know is that the place is run by nuns. They won't tell you this when you go in but they consider anything not Christian to be a mental illness. I was put there for my depression by the only thing they were worried about...
    nbigelow nbigelow
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    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
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2015

    I went once. I probably didn't stay long enough,

    but the things I needed to work on, couldn't be addressed in there. I probably should go back, but I won't. I know if I go, I won't come out better. I'm pretty sure now that I have problems that can't be fixed, I'll have to live this way in loneliness and depression, or end it...
    Bean2015 Bean2015
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2016
    No4skin49 No4skin49
    56-60, M
    Oct 5, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 4, 2015
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