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Old 05-12-2018, 11:39 AM #11
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Having a whole lot more psych hospital s so there is competition. As it is now there's not nearly enough beds so no matter how bad a hospital is it will get filled cause there's no choice.
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Rotate staff from patient centered to administrative and back again regularly.

I am a firm believer that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. In prisons, they are finally not able to ignore it any longer, guards who work in special management units are beginning to be rotated out every two years because there is simply too much data supporting the fact that the longer they are there, the more they dehumanize the inmates and become sadistic. Similar studies show the same situation with police officers. But it doesn't stop there.

Even in the helping professions - places like nursing homes and daycare centers, studies have shown that the higher the average number of employment years of staff, the more complaints both civil and criminal are brought to bear on the company. No one, or at least very, very few people, go to work at either of these places so they can be abusive.

But all of these jobs require people to be in charge of people - and people who tend to be needier than the average person. Caretaker burnout is real. Unless the people working there can disconnect from that stress and still support themselves and their families, that burnout is going to be reflected in their behavior.
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Iíd relax greatly if this one hospital closed. I think I saw the staff that hit me. At my job. The second I saw her it registered. My first and only thought at the time was ďugh.Ē Again I havenít been there in 11 years. It may or may not have been her. But it did look an awful lot like her.

That was a childrenís psych hospital until a few years ago. It terrifies me. I donít think Iíll ever need inpatient again, since itís been so long. But if you are sent involuntarily can you at least choose the hospital you want to go to?

I know my mom would never send me back there. But I donít know about the counselor. Do they listen when you tell them you were abused by both the staff and the kids? I mean, those staff regularly told the kids to go after me. I was attacked 4 times by the patients and hit once by the staff.
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Personally, my experience would have been better if women had women staff and men had men staff permitted in bedrooms.
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Iíd relax greatly if this one hospital closed. I think I saw the staff that hit me. At my job. The second I saw her it registered. My first and only thought at the time was ďugh.Ē Again I havenít been there in 11 years. It may or may not have been her. But it did look an awful lot like her.

That was a childrenís psych hospital until a few years ago. It terrifies me. I donít think Iíll ever need inpatient again, since itís been so long. But if you are sent involuntarily can you at least choose the hospital you want to go to?

I know my mom would never send me back there. But I donít know about the counselor. Do they listen when you tell them you were abused by both the staff and the kids? I mean, those staff regularly told the kids to go after me. I was attacked 4 times by the patients and hit once by the staff.

If sent involuntarily, you will likely go to the place that has the first open bed. If you want to choose, best to go voluntarily.
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I think all workers should have mandatory inpatient one week stay- see what itís like. Then maybe things would change. When they go back to being a holes they get to go in for two weeks.
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There should be long term wards,I do much better in hospital,a lot better and donít feel safe outside.I am happy with my hospital experiences but I live in Australia where itís free and I usually stay months.I wish everyday there were cheaper to run long term wards like the old asylums.A lot of schiz donít last on the outside and end up homeless etc.Id only have more funding for art therapy and art supplies,we had so little funding for that we had to reuse already painted on canvases.
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Ugh, a lot of things. I've been hospitalized a total of three times. The first place I went to was good, but the second place, no bueno. I like the one idea that workers should be pretend inmates for a certain period of time. Give some character- and empathy-building time.

Let us go outside! Ffs even prison inmates get to see the sun. I could see the gym equipment being a health hazard, but the last one I wentto had literally nothing in the form of exercise. We could walk around in circles around the nurse's station, that's it.

Music. Maybe have a room or something that has Pandora hooked up to the speakers where you could build a playlist of something other than elevator music.

And most importantly, maybe a couple rooms with one bed. My first hospitalization I couldn't tell up from down, it was 3 am, and I was certain the guy across from me was gonna kill me. He wasn't, I was just in psychosis. But I ended up attacking him. I would've felt much more comfortable in my own room not having to sleep three feet away from someone I didn't know. Would've been safer for him as well, since I was actually the dangerous one.
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I think having a room with exercise equipment, like treadmills and exercise bikes, would be good. Exercise is such a wonderful tool to use, and yet so few people use it. In the hospital I go to, there is only one exercise bike, and in one TV room there is a Wii which provides some movement. There are walking groups and groups where you can go to a gymnasium nearby to play games like basketball/floor hockey. I think these are all good things to have.

I also think groups are important to have as well, like meditation groups, art groups, etc.

Boredom is a huge problem in psych hospitals, which does not pair well with depression and other mental illnesses!
I have been in one with a gym and that stuff. It was nice. Made up for the crappy docs. (who were taking meds themselves)
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I had to go to one like a week ago? They said I couldn't be there. I was out of control and I knew it but because I wasn't sui and didn't want to hurt others and wasn't psychotic I couldn't be there. I argued with them and totally lost my s***. They agreed to keep me only the night. But then refused me my full meds. I take benzos and part of my wack out was withdrawal. They said they don't like to give them and I should go home because I was upsetting ppl and I could take my benzos. They would have furthered the withdrawal withholding them from me the next morning too. I left.
Then they ask Are you safe? Will you be safe? Can you drive?
Like seriously? Why do you care?!
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