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Old 05-03-2020, 05:55 AM   #11
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I got restrained a lot. Even though i understand why they did it, it was very traumatic, and i still have flashbacks and nightmares of it.
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Old 05-05-2020, 04:54 AM   #12
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Have i ever been restrained , you bet!!!
I was in my 20s in the 1980s and they still used Straight jackets, 5 point restraints and the padded room. I can't count the number of times I was restrained back then. Not to mention the amount of times I was chemically restrained. But I don't blame anyone but myself, I was impulsive and didn't always think things thru to the end. I could have avoided most of those times.
I was always treated well when I was inpatient no matter the type of hospital I was at or facility. I was never really hurt.
As I have aged I have learned not to take things to far and do myself a favor and deal with impulses with some wisdom gained from the 80s .
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No. I saw others get it. I remember on the secure ward one day this guy, Ray, kept asking a staff guy to put him in restraints. The staff guy said he couldn't do it but Ray kept asking. Finally Ray punched the staff guy in the eye. "You wanted to get 5 pointed - that's what you;re going to get!" yelled the staff guy. That's what they called it - 5 point. Each limb and the chest. They supposedly gave up the chest restraint years ago because people suffocate sometimes. Some of the borderline women would spend many hours in 5-point. It was a contest for them.
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Yes I have and still have PTSD from it.
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They still had the chest restraint in 2009 at least. Most my restraints were 5 point. I heard stories of some people staying in them for 15-18 hours.

In treatment centers they would put me in a bear hug and hold me in their lap against a wall and then if it escalated from there theyd hold me on the floor with several other people. I was also restrained against the wall.

I think its gotten a lot better in the past 10 years with the news and smartphones and viral videos and they dont do that stuff as much anymore.
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I have been restrained twice. The first time I was 24 and I only know it happened because I woke up strapped to the bed. The second time was a few months ago. I felt like I was being assaulted and I did have alot of bruises. Now I know I was so out of control I would have ran away if they didn't do that. I try not to focus on the awful parts and look at what I've learned from that terrible experience.
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Yes. When I was a teenager. It was the 5 point. Somehow I managed to get out of it but my roommate was in the room at the time and told me I would really be in trouble if they discovered me out of it. So I put myself back in.

That was way way long ago.

I knew I deserved it then so it didn't traumatize me.

Later on in other hospitals I would sometimes end up in the isolation room, which was actually a padded room with a mattress on the floor and a nurse outside the door.

Those times too were a long long time ago.
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My heart goes out to all of you - reading your stories is profound. I cannot imagine what it is like to be restrained.


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Yes,When I was a teenager I ran away from the Centre and the staff would drive around town looking for me. I ran and ran and one staff held me down on a wall and I kept saying that he raped me coz I felt I was being sexual assaulted and it was fun for me even tho I knew he wasnt hurting me I still went crazy and someone drove past and parked the car near me so I wouldnt try to escape. I seen my friends get restrained and I would shout at the staff beacause she was my friend and I hated the staff

Yes,Iv been in hospital for insanity ,I was in one room with a toilet -i have to ask to use the toilet and being watched incase I hurt myself.-I use to fall off the bed and hurt myself even tho there was nothing TO hurt myself.

Another time the nurse was really kind and gave me a kit kat and a sleeping pill which worked in a few secounds and I was fast asleep.
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Yes I was restrained once. I was in the ER for a a mental breakdown and I felt like the nurse was hurting me rather than helping me ( my mother had just died so maybe I was psychotic). I punched the guy so hard in the face I broke my hand. My wrist and ankles were bound and then they threw like 5 sheets over my face. I couldn't breathe. I was suffocating and started praying. I woke up the next morning on the psych floor and spent 4 weeks there. I hope to never do that again.
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