Name of Hospital: Jerome Golden Center For Behavioral Health
City, State/Province, Country: West Palm Beach, Florida, Unites States
Number of Stars: 3.5
Comment: I was Baker Acted to the Jerome Golden Center for a suicide attempt. The food was great and everyone looked forward to meals. They would give us as much food as we wanted and would allow us more time to eat if we needed it. They showed us a few documentaries about mental illnesses and there were a bunch of group sessions. One documentary was about how the mental health system lost funds sometime in the 60s or 70s and that’s why there are such a limited amount of services. I thought that was great.
There was a team of psychiatrists, two experienced psychiatrists and a couple being trained. That could be overwhelming for some people but I thought they were very insightful and listened well. We were allowed to spend time by ourselves in our rooms sleeping, reading, eating snacks. If you were on suicide watch they would come in and check on you more often.
Generally I had a good recovery there but I didn’t give it five stars for these reasons: I wish we were given more time one on one with therapists. There was very limited talk therapy time. We were only allowed outside in a gated patio type structure one day I was there out of two weeks. I was told by a tech that there are two inpatient facilities, one was for “aggressive” people. I was not in that section and cannot account for it.
Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): Inpatient
Any other identities/marginalizations (i.e. race/gender/sexuality) that could have influenced your stay?: cis woman