I want to preface this post by saying this is the second version of this story. The first time I wrote this I was filled with rage as I wrote each word on the paper.
What happens to those of us with critical mental health issues is unacceptable and I hope in this version I can accurately convey the hidden truth only we who have been there would know.
Psychiatric hospitals are where we all go when we’ve run out of options. These places are for those of us in the most helpless situations and in need of the most care.