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What Was It Like Being Hospitalized For Mental Health Treatment?

Anything and everything you wish people would just get.

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There's no shortage of depictions of in-patient mental health treatment in pop culture.

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Some of those portrayals might be kinda accurate, others might be outdated and way off base.

And maybe being hospitalized for mental health treatment is the kind of thing you only really understand if you've been through it.

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(Or know someone who has.)

And maybe it's kind of frustrating that people think they know what it's like, but pretty much don't.

So, tell us: What is in-patient mental health care really like, and what do you wish people understood about it?

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Maybe you wish people knew that plenty of people enter it voluntarily.

It's not all about getting dragged there against your will.
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It's not all about getting dragged there against your will.

Maybe you want people to know that it's actually its own community where people meet, connect, and get to know each other.

And maybe that thanks in part to the people you met, being hospitalized was the thing that made you feel safest.
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And maybe that thanks in part to the people you met, being hospitalized was the thing that made you feel safest.

And maybe you want people to know it can be a difficult, intense experience.

And sometimes frightening, sad, angering, isolating, hopeful, inspiring...and lots of other feelings.
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And sometimes frightening, sad, angering, isolating, hopeful, inspiring...and lots of other feelings.

Whatever you want to say about in-patient mental health treatment, share it using the Google form below, and your response could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.