Poll: Psychiatric Hospitalization

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What was your experience of being in an inpatient psychiatric hospital?


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Oyoy

Oyoy

Smoking section
Feb 2, 2020
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When I went I enjoyed it because i got super skinny, it was a routine that I needed and I met cool older kids. I was 13 and it was hella better then home life. The councilors were nasty bitches that were insulting and offered nothing that was useful. One therapist pointed out in front of a group that I needed to admit my mom was flaky. I don't see how putting me on defence about my.mom was at all therapeutic. On the other hand it was clean and I never got attacked.
 
KuRsAnI

KuRsAnI

Member
Mar 25, 2020
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I fucking hated it so bad. Staying in a hospital for 3 weeks with nothing to do but walk in corridors was the worst experience of my life. Psychiatrists and their staff should be brought in front of an international court and be judged for their crimes against humanity.
 
EmbraceOfTheVoid

EmbraceOfTheVoid

Member
Mar 29, 2020
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I fucking hated it so bad. Staying in a hospital for 3 weeks with nothing to do but walk in corridors was the worst experience of my life. Psychiatrists and their staff should be brought in front of an international court and be judged for their crimes against humanity.
Personally I'd just throw them into the same psychiatric wards so they can experience being deprived of their human rights, traumatized, and invalidated. Then we could give them a label like "Delusional cunt that has no moral integrity disorder".

But yeah all those screaming people and arts and crafts activities sure fixed all of my problems!
 
MarsFx

MarsFx

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May 7, 2020
70
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My psychiatrist even agreed that me being hospitalized led to me being traumatized. But there's research that hospitalization does very little, especially for those that are suicidal. People that are bipolar or schizophrenic might benefit from it, but only because they have episodes. Even then you'd have to be going to one of those upper-class types where the therapist and psychiatrist actually take time to understand you because they're not just trying to take in as many patients as possible.
 
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GoBack

GoBack

Elementalist
Apr 25, 2020
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In my exp there are always people who do well in there, I’m not one of them. It’s the ones who respond well to medication and know how to use the time in there as best they can. Also they don’t mind so much being locked in which I can’t handle at all.
 
taylor321

taylor321

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Mar 1, 2020
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I fucking hated it so bad. Staying in a hospital for 3 weeks with nothing to do but walk in corridors was the worst experience of my life. Psychiatrists and their staff should be brought in front of an international court and be judged for their crimes against humanity.
My experience was terrible as well, but thats partially cause I went there when I was a kid. It hurt so much for me to see the way other people were treated too. There was a girl there (16) who was older then me who got sent there for running away from her house (abusive) and i had to watch her go up to one of the workers and cry and plead (for like 20 minutes) to use the phone so she could call someone other then her dad to pick her up, and they just ignored her. It fucking broke my heart, people who work at places like that have to be narcissists or sociopaths. I just couldn’t understand why that place existed in the first place.

Btw unrelated but ur profile pic is kinda funny to me, I couldn’t stop giggling when I saw the videos of that dude all over twitter :))
 
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ThatsAllFolks

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May 8, 2020
7
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I stayed at a psychiatric hospital at 16 years old. The nurse was incredibly mean and would often literally YELL at me for something minor (standing too close to the payphone, etc.). Anyway, one day, I go up to her to tell her about my depersonalization/derealization. As a psychiatric nurse, she had no idea what that was. So I tried to describe it and told her the world looks/feels unreal and cartoonlike and I have difficulty recognizing my surroundings. She looks up at me with the bitchiest smirk I have ever seen. She hands me a piece of paper and some crayons and says "Can you draw it for me?" and proceeds to look at one of the other workers like I was an idiot. I was panicking and scared so I just said "no" and sat down away from her. I was scared but I wasn't disturbing anyone. But 5, minutes later, she calls me over, she forces me to take some pill, and the next thing you know I'm basically passed out on my bed. I woke up the next morning confused and upon asking her what I took, she rolled her eyes and said it didn't matter. I know it doesn't sound that bad compared to other people's experiences, but I felt so alone and it was like they were making fun of my illness.
 
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BridgeJumper1994

BridgeJumper1994

Wizard
Apr 7, 2019
660
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Neutral / dont recommend
I met some really compassionate people in there, a place away from my toxic family, but the doctors were at best ambivalent and at worst completely ignorant, there was no therapy whatsoever you just had an uncomfortable steel frame bed and pills to pop everyday, and in some hospitals Ive been too (not many, thank God) staff was legit abusive.
Their meds caused me insane vertigo and they just left me to lie in my bed throwing up, and told me its in my head and Im inducing it on purpose.
Told me to stop crying or they will tie me up
Punishing me with taking away my art folders and restricting food and water
But at the same time there were places where I had talks with psychologists, could draw in art therapy, could always get help when I felt unwell, so it really depends on the place
 
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SpottedPanda

SpottedPanda

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Jul 24, 2019
51
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I think it necessarily matters which ward/hospital you're in. There's a ward shared between psychiatric and rehab patients. I hate it there. And right next door there's a psychiatric only ward which I don't mind. I've also been on a non acute recovery ward, which was extremely boring, so just enduring the stay there was hell. The staff varies from ward to ward, too, and I've found it does from year to year too, as staff get transferred, move on and change
 
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rhiino

Member
May 13, 2020
30
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I remember it as a place where I have to hide my real feelings about being there against my will to actually get out of there. A place where everything would and has been used against me to keep me there. A place where human rights do not matter because “you cannot think rationally”.