It's been over a year since I've been to St. Mary's Psych Ward and I can still say that it was one of the worst experiences I've ever dealt with. I felt more like a lab rat being pumped with medication that I barely knew anything about than a person who needed help and counseling. I was placed on an extremely high dosage for one medication (because the original dosage wasn't high enough and the doctor wanted me to feel the affects quicker?), that I later found out from a separate psychiatrist to be nearly lethal if I had continued taking that much of it any longer
I was in for 6 days, but it felt like a lifetime. I felt so alone and like no one really wanted to listen to me. I eventually got in an argument with one of the same doctors, Dr. Maria C. Haine, who prescribed the high dose, because I felt like she was more concerned with upping my prescriptions so I could "appear happier" than actually caring for me or treating me like a human being. She was also terribly condescending and rude.