one lamb flew over the silent 12 interrupted monkey girl nests

welcome
welcome

the basics about what goes down in a psych ward

rules
rules

handbook for the 2 high-security units at the hospital

committed by the state of minnesota
committed by the state of minnesota

an explanation as to why the next 21 days would be in custody of a psychiatric hospital

commitment paper
commitment paper

agreeing to voluntarily remain under psychiatrist supervision until deemed fit for release rather than an arbitrary number of days ordered by the court (i.e. sentencing)

MN rule 25
MN rule 25

minnesota rule 25 addresses commitments for reasons of mental health and substance abuse

sex rules
sex rules

surprisingly, the hospital only disapproves of sexual relationships but does not prohibit them...

schedule
schedule

what an ordinary stay lacking stimulation looks like-this was how the first month was spent at the hospital

substance abuse worksheet
substance abuse worksheet

questions to determine the obvious - addiction was a serious problem!

depression
depression

although meant to gauge levels of depression they were often filled out jokingly because when suicide is a prevailing thought worksheets do not mean a thing

dental plan
dental plan

unlike "a million little pieces" the dental work in ijwd really happened

medications
medications

the buffet of drugs and vitamins taken daily

suicide precautions
suicide precautions

the bottom paragraph describes protocol that was allocated from day 1 to prevent self-harm

films like "girl, interrupted," "one flew over the cuckoo's nest," "silence of the lambs" and "12 monkeys" all offer pop-culture depictions of psychiatric hospitals

 

three months were spent in three units of descending security levels in a psych ward

avid notes were taken of the surroundings

conversations with patients and staff members were also documented

 

                       hollywood was mostly wrong

 

here are actual documents, assemssments, rules for sexual conduct and details of what it means to be on a state-committment as mentally ill and dangerous

experience addiction

 

authentication of commitment

at a psychiatric hospital

provides credibility

that the portrait painted in ijwd is

not author frabrication or exaggeration

 this is a report -this is how it was

soul-searching moral redemption required more than just treatment - continue reading for research on the neurology that inhibits recovery and learn why

addiction and mental illness is not your fault