That's Like Another Detention Center

No freedom, you can't do what you want. They treat you like an animal. Staff is abusive.

otad12 otad12
31-35, F
4 Responses Mar 12, 2009

I agree the media over glamorizes it. The mental hospital is awful. I never want to go back.

I think it gets glamorized a bit in the media. I remember the Anglina Jolie movie that it all seem slick and exciting, but I can't believe the reality is anything like that. I think One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is probably a more accurate portrayal.

They take nearly all your valuables away, you can't listen to your own music, you can't see or be "outside". It's not fun.

I have always wondered what it would be like. I've read some novels on it, and often I'll google or youtube mental illness or schizophrenia just to know what it is all about. My grandmother went a couple of times, and I feel unstable sometimes. From what I've read, ppl who are interested are on the edge. I don't want to think that, but I know that it is a possibility for all of us. Is it really that bad? What happens?