Former Patient, Inpatient & Outpatient
Inpatient: In the hospital, I spent 7 days. I was admitted by my therapist. Everything that staff and nurses did for me was with caution. They kept aware that I was not in my mind when I was admitted. The nurses were very caring. They really tried to connect with us (one even watched TV with us and would have normal conversations with us during commercials, the connection was beautiful). They tried to make sure we understood what was happening, and they treated me with the utmost respect. The group of therapists was also amazing.
They do monitor every 15 minutes. Even when asleep. However, for me, this was not a problem. I was in the hospital to be kept secure and to be treated. The staff know what they’re doing. I always received my medicine on time. The rules were really not that bad. Some of the things that the nurses and staff have to do made sense to me every time because it is their job to ensure safety. Also, for a hospital, the food was fantastic, and the people who worked in the cafeteria were also very friendly and caring
Partial and Outpatient: This was the best part of my hospital stay. This lasts for about two months (depending on the situation), and it’s every weekday from 9-2, then step down to 9-12 when they believe it is time. This is completely optional, but it’s HEAVILY RECOMMENDED.
Group therapy was the part that helped me get on my feet so much easier than expected. I learned how to make it in the world, how to change my mindset, how to improve my relationships, and how to be a better person in general. I, and everyone I was with, learned so much. The support from the whole team is so encouraging and beautiful.
I left feeling like a brand new person, with real-life smarts and knowledge that some few people even know.
I recommend this hospital to everyone. It changed my life, and I believe it would change anyone’s life who really pays attention, and works very hard on the work. It is hard, but this hospital made me believe it is possible.