- Oct 20, 2019
- Augusta, Maine
I've been to many pych hospital's so I'm kinda an expert. First thing you do is go to the emergency room where they can access you, you have to give blood so they can rule out any physical problems. Then you have to spill out your guts to the emergency room doctor so he can refer you to mental health. Now you wait in a room for hours waiting for the pychiatrist to come and talk to you, then if he or she thinks you should be admitted they call up to the pych ward and they get ready to except you. Once you enter the pych ward it can be pretty scary, strange people are walking around in a medicated daze some are talking to themselves but most seem like normal people with mental issues. The staff will get you acclimated to your surroundings then they show you to your room and your bed, and that's pretty much the end of your conversation with the staff, now you will only interact with them when you need med's or they tell you it's time to eat. The doctor will see you the next morning with the treatment team which consist of a nurse and social worker as well as the pychiatrist. This is when they plug you full of drug's after you tell them your issues. After you meet with the team you go back to your room and stare at the ceiling and you get into your head because your so bored. If your lucky they will have groups to go to which break up the day and make it go faster. Bottom line is that your put in a hospital prison where there's not much to do, your fed and watered and drugged it's not a very happy place. I hope that I can stay healthy and stay away from any more hospital stays.