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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Oct 12, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss the myths and realities of being admitted to an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Gabe shares his personal experience of voluntarily entering a psychiatric hospital when he was suicidal. He tells of how his expectations of the situation differed from what he actually experienced. He shares what he found to be the most frightening aspects of his stay, as well as how he passed the time while there. He shares how his family reacted to his admission to the psychiatric hospital, and the aspect to the stay that he describes as “life-altering.”




[3:43]               The scariest part of being in a psych ward.

[7:48]               Gabe’s shocking discovery about psych hospitals.

[10:57]             Is it like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?

[13:05]             How do you pass the time in a psych hospital?

[14:49]             Gabe’s expectations vs. reality.

[16:53]             The life-altering aspect of Gabe’s psychiatric stay.

[18:45]                  How Gabe’s family reacted to his admission.