Adult Psych hospitals?

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Briezy, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Briezy

    Briezy Well-Known Member

    So Things are getting pretty bad and I really don't want this option but know that at some point there may be no option. So my question is what is it like. I have been to adolescent floors before and they were fine but the adult floors scare me. whenever I saw the adults at the hospital that I was at they looked really Zonked out and didn't look at all like they were humans. I guess I am just worried about being the youngest on the floor. I worry about what they will do to me. Is it like prison, where the youngest is eaten alive? What do the adult floors do? I don't want this to happen but worry it will. Any sort of help with this question would be wonderful. Thanks!
     
  2. Striking

    Striking Well-Known Member

    Main concern is changing of meds. Make sure it's understood that you and your regular doctor agree with any med changes.

    Other thing is have people visit every day if possible, or call you if not.
     
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  3. twinklil

    twinklil Well-Known Member

    Dear Briezy,
    I have been in Adult Psych hospitals and they aren't terrible places. Sure there are people that are on different levels of medication just as there are in juvenile wards too. My experience is that they tend to have different levels of care in severity of illness. So its unlikely you will be with people that are really zonked out but rest assured that if you do they won't be like that forever - they may have just started their medications and it takes some time to adjust but those people are definitely still humans. It isn't like a prison and you won't be incarcerated. I don't believe you will be eaten alive. I think instead you would be given time to rest, given support with your mental health and the appropriate level of care to help you to get better. You will be allowed visitors, just pack a bag of some clothes and toiletries for a week. It will be okay.
     
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  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I have had mixed reviews when it comes to staying at a psych ward, no it is not like prison where the youngest is eaten alive. If at any point you feel scared let a member of staff know how you feel. Tell them you do not need to be ''zonked out'' and hopefully they will do their best to accommodate you, discuss any med changes with your consultant. I hope you get on well, will you have access to wifi in there? It might be best to come here for support too if you do.
    Thy are not that bad so please give them a chance and remember to look after yourself first :)
     
  5. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    None of them are the exact the same. Its the luck of the draw, the combination of patient/staff that day. Get help you needed now its Novemeber. Quite few weeks ago since starting this thread.