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Author Topic: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?  (Read 246 times)

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Re: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 11:52:39 AM »

They're pretty low key generally with occasional outbursts. There may be one or two aggressive types or someone who has some disorder that makes separating reality from fantasy a challenge, but most just sit around watching TV and going about their day. And I've never seen the classic drooling vegetable that they usually show on tv or in movies.
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Re: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 05:42:42 PM »

I've been there for consults during residency. They're depressing places. Most people there are harmless, but some are so medicated that they look like they're sleepwalking. I always kept my guard up, though. Little things like not letting a potential crazy get between me and the door. They usually do a good job of separating out the violent ones, who are sent to places that I assume are a combination of jail and a psych ward.

I also interned at a halfway house for people who were transitioning out of psych hospitals but weren't able to live on their own yet. That was a lot more chill.

A friend of mine had pretty bad depression and was receiving in-patient electroshock therapy at a place that was nicer than where I trained, but you still had the feeling of being around some over-medicated people.
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Re: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 05:49:00 PM »

I had to take a Soldier to the psyche ward once.
A new kid in the Unit i hadnt met; a third person was needed for the trip and i was 'hey you'-d.
She seemed perfectly normal on the drive there, but when she was being processed, and was told she needed to give up her cellphone (only supervised calls on a landline) she. lost. her. shit.
I'm talking cussing spitting kicking screaming had to be held down and sedated shit loss.
It was pretty disturbing!




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Re: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 06:30:54 PM »

I had a friend/ex who spent some time in an asylum back in high school. Her parents put here there for a few weeks when she got pretty uncontrollable. Settled her down for a few months anyway
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Re: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 06:46:25 PM »

I'd rather not deal with folks who are physically/mentally hurting, it saddens the shit out of me.

Yeah, there's a lot of wasted potential. The families have it rough because there's little they can do to help.
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Re: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 07:16:11 PM »

Shit like this is why I signed up w/Bane.
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Re: Anyone here ever been to the psyche ward or know anyone who has?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 11:13:08 AM »

I have a sister that worked on the same floor as the psyche ward. A patient tried to escape from it and picked her up and threw her against the wall. She fell on the IV pole and broke tail bone. She still has a bad back from it now.
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