aaamoebaaa replied to your post: The comment about “if the system was run by people who had experienced being in an inpatient unit” is important. I was hospitalized on an inpatient unit when I was 13 and 14, best/worst experience of my life. I’m 24 now and just finished a year internship as a student therapist on an adolescent inpatient unit. I encourage anyone who experienced the mental health field as a patient to do so as a professional if they desire to do so. You see the strengths and weaknesses of the field more than most
very similar to me! im 24 and was in inpatient treatment when i was 16 & 17. im training to be a mh nurse. it gives you perspective on what its like being in a facility like that but also what needs to change & how to try and bridge that gap.