I need to hear from anyone who has been involuntary or voluntarily committed into a mental institution before? I have a bunch of different questions for you, if you have been in one. I need to know quite a few things about your experience, from how you entered or how that process should work or can work (what conditions are necessary to even be taken in? etc...?) I also need to know what you brought with you, or what you are allowed to take into one? If anything at all? I also need to know how they take care of you hygienic wise when in one? I am uncertain about this, because when I was in a hospital (regular one), they didn't provide deodorant at all! So, I am afraid to be stuck in a very disgusting hygienic situation, that I can't get out of. What do you do all day/night? I mean, do you just sit in a room on a bed? Or are you put into classes all day long? How does this work? I don't want to go somewhere if I am just going to be laying around, or stuck alone in a room all day or most of the time either? How long can you stay if voluntary, and can they make you stay longer on purpose if you voluntarily go? What is it like inside of a institution, in terms of just the atmosphere, other people there etc etc etc... and the conditions upon which one would be required to live (eating, sleeping... what is the regime of all of this?) What did you do with all of your personal belongings when you went into one? What do you do if you come out of the hospital then (out-patient life)? I have no money right now, and if I leave where I am (I am getting evicted by my brother anyway), where would I go after this? Where would I stay? How does that work when you leave? If I were to go into such a place and then leave after some time, I'd still be in the same position I am in now... and worse then. I am trying to figure this out.