This is the worst place I've ever been in my entire life. I've been to jail once, and this is by far away worse than that ever could have been. Mind you I was in jail for something minor and stupid but still, what saw here has forever changed the way I view Mental Health. As a matter of fact what I experienced in this facility was so disheartening. I had no Suicidal Tendencies, I never threaten suicide, I simply needed to speak to a counselor in order to get my OCD in my anxiety medication worked out. I ended up getting sent here, where they were treating me like I was a suicide patient. They put me in a room where I was video monitored. They make you get completely undressed in front of somebody and shower like you're an animal. They have rules to follow and if you don't follow them you get punished. They treat everyone there like their mentally stupid. I'm not saying all of them actually experienced one or two nurses that were very kind. But on a hold this place is a nightmare and if you love your family and you're seriously trying to seek real help for them this is not the place to do it.
I also wanted to add, but they tell the patients there trigger words and things are not allowed to discuss and talk about so they don't hurt other patients. As I was walking from my room to the quote on quote dayroom to try and find a crayon(I wasn't allowed a pen or pencil since I was so obviously suicidal) so that I could write my experience down on this piece of paper I was so kindly given, and as I was walking past the nurses desk which is completely open glass where you can hear everything they're saying two of the nurses were discussing the proper manner in which way to slit your wrists so that you kill yourself. Verbatim one of the female nurses said "well that's stupid I don't know why she would cut across her arm" And the male nurse said "I know, you think they figure out that you have to cut from top to bottom." He said that while giving a visual example. Mind you I happen to have met the girl that they were discussing, she was a very sweet girl could didn't have Suicidal Tendencies either. She did have some self-harm issues but has she heard what I heard there's a very good chance she may have went home and done something like that and it would have been those nurses fault. They talk to her and lie about all of their patients and they treat them like s***. I have to say that my experience there thankfully was a short one, I went on a voluntary basis for something I assumed I was going to be seeing and sent home the same day for. But while I was there my experience was so heartbreaking that I will tell you it's lit a fire in my spirit. For me I will not let this end here. I believe proper Mental Health Care should be available to everyone regardless of your situation. You can no more control a cancer cell than you can control a mental illness. I guarantee you won't see a cancer patient being treated with such disrespect.
And the facility looks nothing like this freaking picture. It's actually in shambles. And looks like a mental institution from a 1960s documentary