Had a bad night and self admitted myself to a psych ward. Police came and got me and treated me well. Got in there and realized it wasn’t the help I was looking for. Anyways I tried to get out and they would not let me. Very unprofessional nurses there. I understand that they needed to keep me there until I was stable enough to leave and not do anything dangerous to others/myself or their jobs will be at risk. At the same time keeping me there for my insurance to pay them a fortune. Met some interesting people there, don’t believe it was the specific “help” I needed at the time.
I’ve never found the psych ward helpful.
They just over-medicate you.
The scariest part is not being able to sign yourself out.
Usually, if you sign yourself in, you can sign yourself out—or did that change too?
m glad you were taking care of yourself, but sorry they didnt help you?
I agree. Had 3 hospitalizations at the local behavioral health facility and I’ve never found an ounce of help there.
i hope you are feeling better.
ive been hospitalized twice, the first time i actually got told i was going to be taken down to the long term care unit if i didnt finish a puzzle we were working on during rec time. i met a really pretty lady in there who had aspbergers syndrome and couldnt understand i liked her. the second time i was in there it was more local and they had me on a new injection because the in hospital doc said that i was on a pretty high dosage of my medicine and when i got out my regular pdoc acted like i was never in there and didnt seem to care because it was never brought up…
I don’t know if laws are different state to state in the U.S., but when I self submitted myself, right out the gecko they where threating to bakeract me because I had some disagreements with some of the paperwork. Used it as a fear tactic many times. Because I self submitted myself, I was allowed to ask to leave and sign a petition that would be seen by the pdoc in 24hrs. Then he would decide to accept or reject it. He rejected it based of bs indirect reasoning, and unknowingly to me started a act 32, where another doctor would come and bakeract me, possibility of a long stay if he rejected the petition. I managed to decline my original petition, and get a manager to call the doctor and discontinue the act 32. I had good connections outside/inside the facility that got me out the 3rd day. @bridgecomet
last stay i was in there for 8 days. and also the first stay they told me i couldnt own guns for a year in my state because we have a FOID card law where you have to pass extensive background checks in order to own a firearm. Well she lied to me because i filed for a FOID and the state police said that i have to wait 5 years! instead of just one year. they will lie there way into getting you inthere then once you go say good bye to all your privelages that are relevant to you being looked at in a positive light.
Psych ward has only ever saved my life by getting me on the right meds
you sound very rational,
sorry for your incarceration x