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 jail. The only thing about staying in there was it was the first time in a long time I didn't feel out of place. I felt normal for the first time in a long time.  
26-30, M
3 Responses Jul 8, 2007

It's strange, i dont know about anyone else but for me it was like a stress-free prison.

I've been in prison, and I've been in mental hospitals - in my opinion, mental hospitals are far worse. They are the loneliest places on earth. In prison, you are punished for something you did, in a mental hospital, you are punished for being you. On the plus side, mental hospitals are also the most spiritual places on earth - this is where you meet demons and deities face to face and come to know them by their first names.

i totally agree with you. the experience was in a slight way devastating which is ridiculously hard to explain, yet when i think back to my time there i cant really name any REALLY bad events. dont get me wrong it wasnt like vaction in the hamptons or anything, not that i've ever been there, but whatever.. i'm babbling.. all in all i learned who my true friends were because a few of them cut me off because i was "crazy" and my family deserted me but thats another story..