Last night was my 1st night on my psych rotation for nursing school. I was really worried how it was going to effect me. Imagined I’d be overwhelmed, panic and have to leave. But I didnt, it went well. The patients at this hospital are acute and chronically mentally ill. Many have been there for 20+ years and are institutionalized.
The hospital itself was horrible, right out of a horror movie insane asylum. Except the staff wears street clothing. The funny thing is you can’t tell who is a patient and who is staff sometimes, LOL!.
Probably the hardest thing about the night was when our instructor was.orientating us and brought up suicide. We had a discussion on suicide and it brought up a lot of unresolved feelings. About my own past attempts.