if you’ve ever seen a film that takes place in a psychiatric hospital then you know literally 0 things about psychiatric hospitals

if you’ve read a lot about old psychiatric hospitals then you know literally 0 things psychiatric hospitals

Psychiatric hospitals literally aren’t scary, awful places 

they’re actually p boring and basically all you do is go to a bunch of groups, have free time, eat, and sleep 

and it’s super rare that anyone will freak out but if they do then they use sedatives and not actual physical restraints or empty rooms where they lock you up by yourself

all the rooms have windows 

it’s very rare that you will actually be put there against your will, most people are there have checked themselves in and can leave at any time. And even if you are put there involuntarily then they can only keep you there for a max of 72 hours.

actually most hospitals look to rehabilitate people quickly and try to get you stable within three to five days, it’s very rare that you will be in there for longer than that 

sTOP MAKING PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS SEEM SO HORRIBLE WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKIN ABOUT BC IT MAKES PEOPLE WHO WOULD OTHERWISE CHOOSE TO GO SCARED TO SEEK HELP

  • person: "you're obsessed with your mental illness"
  • me: i know right? its like it impacts every part of my life.
  • person: "it's all in your head"
  • me: i know right? it's almost like it's a MENTAL illness.
  • person: "why do you let it affect you and stop you from being able to do things?"
  • me: i know right? it's almost like it's an ACTUAL ILLNESS

There should be a make-a-wish foundation for kids and teens that are suffering with severe depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and other mental illnesses. These are people who also need hope to get better, hope is not just for the physically ill.

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Craig Dunain Mental Hospital - Inverness, Scotland

Formerly known as Inverness District Asylum and Northern Counties District Lunatic Asylum. Opened 1864. Closed 1999.