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My life is still in turmoil after spending a week in a locked unit a year ago this month. I was diagnosed with MDD with psychosis and GAD with panic. I'm in my mid-50's and would be homeless if not for the kindness of family. It's a very strange place to be at this stage of my life. I wish for us all to find peace and meaning in this journey called "life".
 

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Welcome to the forum. Been a few years now, but I spent a few months in a psych hospital. I called it an experience. Because it was the first time and I never expected to end up in such a place. I'm closing in on 50 and I would have hoped for a lot more from life than what I have gotten so far. But what I have is what I have to live. I accept that. Really I just have to try and get on with it as best I can. Like everybody else out there who has an anxiety disorder and something wrong with them. Would not wish it on anybody. But that part is not up to me. If it was we would all be pain free and living good lives. Hope you find some peace here on the forum. Lot of good people here.
 
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Welcome to the forum. Been a few years now, but I spent a few years in a psych hospital. I called it an experience. Because it was the first time and I never expected to end up in such a place. I'm closing in on 50 and I would have hoped for a lot more from life than what I have gotten so far. But what I have is what I have to live. I accept that. Really I just have to try and get on with it as best I can. Like everybody else out there who has an anxiety disorder and something wrong with them. Would not wish it on anybody. But that part is not up to me. If it was we would all be pain free and living good lives. Hope you find some peace here on the forum. Lot of good people here.
You spent a few YEARS in a psych hospital? I was there a week and a half, and truly did not want to leave, because everyone there was as crazy as i was, which made me feel normal. :)
 

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No. Few months. If you read that again it says it has been a few years since I spent a few months in the psych hospital. Couldn't even begin to imagine spending a few years in a place like that. Lot of normal people who had mental health issues. I wouldn't consider any of them crazy or mad. Just your average person you could pass by on the street tomorrow who needed a bit of time out. I loved the place. I needed it at the time. More like a hotel than a hospital. Difference between private and public. Public one I would not like. As they squeeze as many people into one room as possible. Private one you have your own room. You have your own shower. You can order what food you want a day in advance. Lots of things to do to pass each day away. Only thing was it cost a fair amount of cash. Public one didn't want me. Because they said I was not a threat to myself or others. That is the only way to get into a public psych hospital here in Ireland. I badly needed help. So was forced to pay for the help. I am sure the healthcare system is just as bad were you live. ( I just read my own original post again and noticed I did write ' Years '. That was my mistake. Sorry about that )
 
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