once 2 months after my son died-my mother called the police after moving in with me 4 days prior. The psychiatrist said let me get this straight- you raised your son alone, he died 2 months ago in a car accident at 25, he was your care giver after respiratory failure your mother moved in 4 days ago and wants you admitted? Yes Maam. Go home if you were like this for the rest of your life you would be normal. My mother looked like she shit herself when she came down my hall to find me sitting on my couch lmao.... I spent about 10-16 hours there that time.
I took 50 pills a yr and a half later in a suicide attempt. Same shrink. I had been in emergency for a day or so on an IV drop for the meds I took and narcan. Than they sent me to psych. I admitted to taking 50 pills to die and I just want to go to my son. The social worker says and we dont take your insurance and you have no ability to pay? yes maam.. psych says you are discharged you can go home lmao...I spent probably less than 15 hours there that time. Over medicated, life support twice grief I really have to think sometimes to get exacts.
What I witnessed while there- this place should not be watching goldfish. On the other hand I felt horrible for what they had to deal with as well. No puzzles, no books, no pencils, 1 girl that one tech said basically is ALWAYS there was in charge of the TV she played rap dancing around the room non stop. I'm white and a girl of color had the same first name as me. When social worker called our first name she ran right up to the social worker- the social worker said no sorry the other blah. After that she spent the day circling me, punching her fists talking about killing the white girl 2 techs were having to follow behind her to make sure she didn't do anything. She was also known there. Than at lunch a young kid detoxing yells to the nurses station Hey old Auntie over here is having a seizure in her lunch she needs help. The nurses yelled at him she had a name he didnt know it. Nurses never went to check. This old lady came out of this seizure, got up started walking, her legs somehow went ahead of her and she fell flat back on her back and head and did not move. The crack was LOUD. I bet she died because the techs and nurses were socializing at the nurse desk during lunch. They rushed us to our room and would not let us out until the police cleared the "crime scene". I witnessed nurses fighting after that because they failed to check her medical records and called eachother cuss names. This is the community hospital. I really hope they all aren't like this.