Mental Hospital Nonfiction

Nonfiction books about mental hospitals -- memoirs from patients or doctors, or just books about the running or history of mental hospitals.
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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Thank you for posting this list. This has to be some of the best stuff to read to understand mental illness and mental hospitals: first hand accounts.


message 2: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan Yeah; a lot of people have no idea what they're really like.


message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Fox I am diagnosed with schio-afffective and borderline personality disorder and by reading these books, it can not only fascinate me, but if maybe I can get my parents to read a couple of them, it can better help them understand what exactly I go through; several suicide attempts, major depression, anger issues, and constantly bouncing in and out of psychiatric facilities.


message 4: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan I've been in psychiatric wards three times (severe depression) and they kept me alive, but were extremely unpleasant.

Recently I saw my psychiatrist and mentioned some friend of mine who'd been fired from his job and had said something about being "so depressed I want to slit my own throat." My psychiatrist said "What's his name" and I just smiled and said, "Friends don't let friends get committed, sorry."


message 5: by Priscilla (new)

Priscilla Very interesting list and great suggestions. Thanks for sharing.


message 6: by ~☆~Autumn♥♥ (last edited Jun 08, 2017 04:11PM) (new)

~☆~Autumn♥♥ Meaghan wrote: "I've been in psychiatric wards three times (severe depression) and they kept me alive, but were extremely unpleasant.

Recently I saw my psychiatrist and mentioned some friend of mine who'd been fi..."



Very wise of you not to reveal your friends name. I saw how they treated my father so I have never been in a mental hospital but I have had days where I thought about suicide everyday. IMO most of those people are vicious sadists. From what I have seen I would rather die than go into a mental hospital but that is just me. I hate those people. I feel pretty much the same about all their drugs too and cannot take any of them. I can however endure Liquid Serotonin which took away suicidal thoughts.

Thanks for this list as knowledge is power.


message 7: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan I used to think I'd rather die than go to the psych hospital. But then I actually went and it sucked but not as bad as I thought. Eight years later I am doing much much better than I was before I went into treatment. I have to take five medications a day but they work.


~☆~Autumn♥♥ Meaghan wrote: "I used to think I'd rather die than go to the psych hospital. But then I actually went and it sucked but not as bad as I thought. Eight years later I am doing much much better than I was before I w..."


Glad to hear it. I think a friend takes that many. She had her injection today so she doesn't have to swallow so many pills.


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