When i was 11 years old, i went to a mental hospital for attempt in suicide. i was stuck there, locked from the outside world,the first night i had a panic attack, i was in complete terror and went phyco, i thought about killing myself, and then a thought of my uncle, then i just went insane for about 20 minutes,the staff had no concern,but yelled at me and ordered me to stop crying and that i will not be sent home for a while. i was frantic and in complete panic. I felt like a hostage, and was definitely trapped. That however, is the place that i developed a strong anxiety disorder. for anyone who thinks a mental hospital is good for depression or anything else, you'd be better off at home.
I'm sorry to hear you had such a negative experience. It must have been traumatic to go through the anxiety and feelings of being trapped.
Did you or your parents contact the hospital management to let them know how you felt? When I worked at a hospital, we would definitely want to know if someone went through a situation like this so we could make changes to ensure patients found their hospital experience as helpful and calming as possible.
When a person is in a state of panic or psychosis, even the best intentions and care can come across as frightening. Sometimes hospital staff do their best to calm an upset patient, but the patient is afraid and feels trapped. When the patient does not have the option to leave, it is natural to feel trapped and view the hospital like a prison, even if remaining there is essential to treat an illness or save the person's life.
I encourage anyone going through depression or any other mental or emotional difficulties to seek help. Hospitalization is not always necessary; often help can be obtained through counseling or therapy in the community.
Going to the hospital could be the very thing that saves your life.
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