Seven Hills Behavioral Health Hospital

Name of Hospital: Seven Hills Hospital/Seven Hills Behavioral Facility

City, State/Province, Country: Henderson, Nevada, USA

Number of Stars: 2

Comment: Wasn’t as bad as it could have been. My parents and I were told I would get one on one therapy daily, but I got 2 sessions over an 8 day long stay. In both of these sessions, I was accused of lying and was told that my mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, psychosis caused by something I still haven’t figured out) weren’t bad enough to where I should have been there.

Patients were self harming easily, very few of us were regular self harmers before being admitted. Adults in the ward next to ours taunted us through a glass wall when we walked to meals. We were woken up by clapping some mornings, which multiple people repeatedly said was a bad trigger, although no one did anything. Group therapy was just people talking about why they were in the hospital. I watched a girl have a debilitating panic attack, and we had to carry her to her room to calm her down. None of the nurses did anything.

Most of our time was spent sitting around and talking, and all the people who were there a second or third time said they had attempted suicide directly after being discharged, while all those who were there for the first time made plans to do that. Staff didn’t care, it felt like a hellish daycare rather than a hospital. (There were 2 good nurses who still didn’t do anything helpful, but weren’t completely awful like the rest.)

Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): Inpatient

Any other identities/marginalizations (i.e. race/gender/sexuality) that could have influenced your stay?: I was 11, female

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