When you hear the term “psych ward,” what comes to mind?
The sterile halls of a non-descript hospital? The creeping terrors of some horror film? A place of lunacy, of healing, of sadness, or hope? Maybe even just a banal sort of workplace?
Depending on your life experience, your impression of what such a place is might vary wildly. Let’s look into some insights from anonymous folks who have actually spend some time in these locations.
10. “The kindest, most gentle…”
A place of compassion and human struggle.
9. “It got really boring”
A place where the not-so-crazy act crazier to keep themselves from going crazy.
8. “I never felt as whole”
A place without judgement or shame.
7. “I have learned…”
A place of endless afternoon activities to while away the hours.
6. “I met my wife”
A place to meet a perfect stranger.
5. “Less human”
A place in the care of the possibly cruel.
4. “One of the best experiences of my life”
A place to find those on the same journey as you.
3. “It doesn’t make you better.”
A place some might consider an alternate kind of prison.
2. “Everything was so simple”
A place where you can really focus on the matter at hand.
1. “The best friends I could ever have”
A place to love and be loved.
Seems like your mileage at a place like this – a place like these – may vary by quite a lot.
Do you have a story like this?
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