Posted by Larry Hoover on November 28, 2004, at 18:01:05
In reply to On the psychiatric ward....., posted by ed_uk on November 26, 2004, at 12:36:44
> About two years ago I spent several weeks on a psychiatric ward because of depression. It was not a therapeutic experience!
> I'd be interested to hear anyone else's experience of being in hospital, whether it's positive or negative.
I was on a psych ward for 20 days, for a very serious case of major depression. They fed me, got my meds, not much else. It was a warehouse for the worst off. That said, I formed friendships in there that are still with me today, many years later. I received and gave validation of experience to others afflicted with difficult situations. I also had the geek thing going on, even though I was messed up, so I was kind of the explainer. The doctors and nurses never explained anything, so somebody had to.