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Psych ward/inpatient, best help I've had & gave me hope

If you ever feel like you need more intensive care or feel unsafe/suicidal do NOT feel ashamed of going to a hospital or crisis center. I got amazing help and met amazing staff and patients during my stay at the hospital. The pyschiatrist I had was the first one who really seemed like she knew her stuff and cared about me. Last month I voluntarily commited myself to the psych ward at my hospital because of how horrible and terrified I felt in my own head. I was scared shitless but it turned out to be a very good experience! I'd like to hear about anyone elses experience with inpatient/psych units just because I'm curious to see what it's been like for others. I know some of the psych wards in other towns near me are awful and I'm very grateful that I chose the right hospital.

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I've had similar experiences as well as one night of horror in a county facility. It makes all the difference having decent insurance and voluntarily admission. I ended up at the frightening county facility after a suicide attempt. I was told that I had to be in a locked facility. I have chronic pain but was given no medication except Tylenol. None of the patients were able to carry on a conversation, lost in their illnesses. No treatment at all, just yelling a lot by both patients and staff. What a wonderful switch to get into a private Behavioral Health hospital. Great caring and respectful staff and other patients to interact with and learn from. Such a world of difference!

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The county place sounds awful! And that's ridiculous that they wouldn't give you better pain medicine especially if you have a prescription for it. I'm sure it was just poorly run with poorly trained staff, little resources etc. The hospital I was at had the psych unit and a psych ICU for people that were more far gone or dangerous.

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I'm so proud of you. It takes a lot of courage to admit yourself it. I hope you're getting better.

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Thank you! I am getting better and I'm glad I made that decision

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Thats really good! Im so happy for you!

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