State of Mental Health Care
I am writing because as I watch all the conversations about being more supportive and talking about mental health more and apparently trying to help people with mental health issues, I need to tell you about my horrible experience.
I have dealt the depression due to some family issues in my life and a couple years ago, I was suicidal. Two times I was taken to the Grey Nuns Hospital. It was the worst experience of my life.
I was treated like a criminal, like someone that needed to be locked up and treated like garbage. They were rude on both occasions and really the staff did not care what happened to me. They were told to hold me and so they did and that is ALL they did.
I am absolutely disgusted with how they treated me. Here I am, at the lowest point in my life, I need support and care NOT to be treated like I was the worst person in the world and just a bother to the staff.
I have told people in my life to NEVER take to any of our hospitals again if I go through this again. How can anyone in health care even talk about making Mental Health something we take seriously and provide care for people when this is how people are treated.
I have never forgotten these two times I was there and how I was treated. You get taken to a hospital thinking you will get help and you just get treated so badly. Now with Mental Health being a big conversation in social media and our world, it is shocking how badly people are treated. As I type this, it just makes me mad all over again. I was in such a bad place and to walk away feeling worse from a health care facility is so unforgiveable.