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Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
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Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
Ever wonder what life is like in a psychiatric ward?

I happen to be currently residing in one and I'm happy to answer questions about what life is like here. All I ask is you keep the questions sincere and not mean-spirited.
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#2
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
What were the circumstances leading up to residing there?

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RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
Is this a one off? Why are you in there bud? You sound more sane than 90% of the users here? What's going on?
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#4
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
Been there, done that.

You should try writing, if you have a knack for it. Or maybe even keep a journal. Try practicing lucidity, or try out meditation - I'm sorry I didn't know about those when I was in the loony bin.

Good luck.
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#5
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
But why are you there? I'll happily tell you about my experience, if you want, even though it's got more to do with the shitty parents I have and the corrupt society I live in than with anything else. Oh, well, maybe also with being a dick and a show-off to a greedy unscrupulous shrink.
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#6
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
Well we agree that the decor is usually shit.

I'll tell you if I think of any, having been on 3 myself I may have to think about it Wink
Steven Wilson Wrote:A good impression of myself
Not much to conceal
I'm saying nothing
But I'm saying nothing with feel

I simply am not here
No way I...
Shut up, be happy
Stop whining please

Because of who we are
We react in mock surprise
The curse of "there must be more"
So don't breathe here,
Don't leave your bags

*
But am I here?
It's kind of hard to tell
I do a good impression of myself
But what's normal now anyhow?
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#7
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
Mine was fucking hell. Boredom. I hate the shit out of boredom. And medication I didn't need that made me write really shitty prose. Betrayal and a lot of other stuff.

I will say though I was kind of an alpha male over there, despite being a fifteen year-old kid stuck with adults. But then again, I might've been one of the few people there who were admitted both illegally and for no good reason.
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RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
(3rd January 2016, 07:40)robvalue Wrote: What were the circumstances leading up to residing there?

(Of course you're welcome not to answer.)

It's a long story actually. Struggled with mental illness all my life, misdiagnosed, etc. Most recently I found myself overwhelmed with anxiety and depression. On advice of.my.therapist I checked in so that I could safely get on meds again. I had been experiencing some suicidal ideation.
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RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
(3rd January 2016, 07:44)ignoramus Wrote: Is this a one off? Why are you in there bud? You sound more sane than 90% of the users here? What's going on?

No, I have been in before. Once in 2011 for about two weeks and several in 1985 totalling about two months.

I'm quite sane, but I suffer from mood instability and mild psychosis from bipolar disorder and very high anxiety from post-traumatic stress disorder.
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#10
RE: Ask a patient in a psychiatric facility
I'm very sorry to hear that Sad

I can totally sympathise, having spent years doing almost nothing except fantasising about suicide. It sounds like a sensible decision for the time being.

Have you been off meds for some time?
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