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Never Again!

My grandfather overdosed on his Parkinson's medicine once. He was taken to a Mental Hospital so he could ween off the medicine. It was a very terrible place, my grandfather hated it there, and I will do everything I can to insure he doesn't go back. The doctors tried to keep him there longer, they fed him more pills which made him more tired. I was very surprised to see my Grandmother so calm in a time like this, because she is never calm, ever. But my grandmother is the soul reason my grandfather was able to get out of that place, because she came in every day with me and she made sure he wasn't fed any more nasty pills so he could get better. Praise god, and Praise my grandmother. And of course, praise the family. Mental Hospitals are horrible places, I hope he never goes back again.
catboydale catboydale 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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They are bad places..I've been in the locked ward twice(no thrice) for feeling suicidal...the charcoal was awful and I couldnt wait to get out of there and go home..I always got out the next day...

Scary doesn't even begin to describe it. I feel sorry for you. I feel sorry for those that have to go there and stay. Some of them don't need to be there. Some of them just need to be at my house, watching movies, drinking hot chocolate and crying on my shoulder not trapped in a white room and force fed pills and treated like criminals.

Hey thats a better alternative! Minneapolis wasn't so bad..but riverside CA sucked! They left the lights on all night! I only went there because I was living in a motel and my money ran out so I went to the ER and told them how I felt. I wanted to go inpatient but they released me the next day >:( I was basically homeless and needed guidance in a lot of ways.
So I take the bus back to the ER. The shelter had openings so I got in.

I've also worked as a counselor. It is sad. Especially people that have schizophrenia.

That's super scary. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I wouldn't know what to do if that happened to me.

Well at least I wasn't on the street. I had a car but was looking for a shelter and they said they are full. I was there for two weeks. An older woman came in and said she wanted to take in some roommates so I spoke up and recommended my friend that worked in the kitchen(washing dishes grrrrr) and my life eventually improved after that. My own place and nice job.

I understand how those schizophrenics feel sometimes. I feel very sorry for them too. I wouldn't know how to deal living in a world where my mind started making things up and expressing emotions outside of your control. I know what it's like to get paranoid about things that aren't true or real, and I am in much better shape then the schizos. I feel really sorry for them.

IF I heard loud voices in my head I would have anxiety attacks. Out of my control? I dont like that. I grew up with a schizo til I was 17 so I'm used to them. Lucky its not contagious or Id be real sick! lol...and the meds they take have awful side effects(to lessen the voices)..drooling..tardive dyskensia(cant sit still)..you're facked either way

I'm honestly afraid to go to a doctor and get check for it, because if they diagnose me with it, I'm afraid it might get worse if my mind believes I have it.

Do you have loud voices in your head or see things that aren't there? Regularly? I wouldn't worry.

I have no idea. Just sometimes, after I have a really bad nightmare or if I am by myself somewhere in the dark, everything in the room becomes ultra scary and I start to panic really bad. Then I start thinking of illogical possibilities like serial killers coming out of my closet and my computer turning on to talk to me, and portals opening in the floor to suck me into the earth. TOTALLY illogical ideas, and it freaks me out. And when I try my best to tune out my thoughts, all the sounds in the room start to amplify and I hear every little crunch and it freaks me out really really bad. I HATE those crunching sounds, almost sounds like mice chewing on stuff. But like I said, I don't know. I could just have an over reactive imagination.

And no, it isn't regularly. It happens maybe once a month. Well, you can't count this month. This month has been really bad, with all the nightmares taking over my sleep. Nightmares always keep my on edge.

If you told a doc that he might put you on some crappy med. The good part is you know they're illogical. really crazy people insist on this stuff hehe. Try to keep things light..as in having a lamp on or a door open to a room that has a light on.

I refuse to take medicine. I know what it does to people, and I'd lose my mind if I had to take pills.

Is schizophrenia the same thing as seeing and talking to ghost.

It could be. there also could really be a ghost there! I believe in that.

Okay I have three spirit in me and people do t believe me wha do I do. One 5 years old two13 and third 14. What do I say to them.

Do ghosts hallucinate?

If I may butt in? I think what you talk about are irrational feelings rather than anything schizophrenic, I don't think they are of the same origin as a schizophrenic has delusions and paranoia, that's my take it on it from what you've said if it's any consolation.

His description is typically indicative of panic attacks not schizophrenia ...still he should see a professional because chronic sleep disturbances should be evaluated.

DO ghosts ever get panic attacks ?

LMAO! @ ghosts and panic attacks!

They get flabbergasted

I seriously don't know why Ghosts have anything to do with my grandfather being in the mental hospital.

this thread got off track

the dialogue in me brain : 1.There was talk of hallucinations and ghosts ... 2.There was talk of the differences between hallucinations and panic attacks... 3.this is in a group about mental hospitals 4. A lot of abandoned asylums for the insane (aka mental hospitals) are rumored to be haunted 5. The ghosts would therefore likely be suffering from various mental illnesses ...and thus my question Do ghosts have panic attacks? Do they hallucinate? Are they forced to suffer without access to medication ...

My guess would be no

I wonder though because people talk about ghosts being the people they were in life, mean people are mean ghosts etc... And maybe the severely mentally ill have trouble 'crossing over' due to their mental illnesses ... And that's why asylums are so frequently haunted.

Yes poltergeists are spirits that are upset and I guess can't find their way out of this realm so they're pissed. I don't blame them. Mentally ill people who pass on..well, they may think they are still alive and everyone ignoring them etc is part of their illness. How sad!

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