Name of Hospital: CVPH Medical Center
City, State/Province, Country: Plattsburgh, New York, USA
Number of Stars: 2
Comment: Overall horrible. I was lied to and tricked the entire time I was on my way in, I was told that it would be a decision I would have part in, and I really thought I was only there to get new meds soon, but I was then forced into hospitalization. The only thing that kept me around were the other patients.
They made everyone take sleep medications and questioned you heavily if you didn’t want to take them, and tried to get me out on stronger ones when I said I couldn’t sleep because this place made me anxious, even though I turned down the meds (they made me very groggy and sick in the morning). The staff was mostly extremely disrespectful and mocked me over my suicidal ideation, even though multiple times I insisted I never attempted it, and i never would.
I spent most of my time crying alone in my room, but that possibly made the stay longer so I had to force myself to go out and socialize with other patients who were just as miserable as I was.
Staff also didn’t seem to really understand how mental illness worked, and no one was allowed to talk about any concerns they had over anything in their own lives. Only methods on how to cope with things.
Type of program (i.e. day program, inpatient): Inpatient