An honest (and brave!) insight into time spent on a psychiatric ward, thanks for sharing this x
Things I learnt:
- You truly don’t know what you have got till it’s gone – all freedom is taken away from you. Your days become ruled by drug rounds and meal times.
- It’s not that different in some ways from a medical ward. Generally being a patient is incredibly frustrating – you spent hours/days waiting for a consultant to come and review you so that you have some idea what is going on. The rest of the time you are trying to get information of various over-worked and underpaid staff members. The other patients are likely in turns to make you want to run away and keep you going in the lowest moments.
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