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 plenty of food and I liked making people laugh! Some of them were really lovely. The moral to my story is that people suffering from mental illnesses are still humans just like everyone else.