Name of Facility: St Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Brighton)
Location of Facility (City, State/Province, Country): Boston, MA, USA
Number of Stars: 1
Description of Experience: At first the hospital seemed professional, but after my first night I realized I had made a horrible mistake coming here.
First off, when I woke up, a psychiatrist misidentified me as my roommate, and then got angry when I told her who I was. There was nothing therapeutic here. Just lots of medication and angry nurses.
Two people filed complaints while I was there. One was because the doctors would not allow the patient to take their prescribed medication, causing them to go through withdrawal.
I watched as patients screamed and cried. All were ignored by the staff. There was no group meetings, no therapy. I saw a psychiatrist for a total of 5 minutes during my stay. They diagnosed me with two disorders I do not have. Other patients followed me around and corned me into rooms, and grabbed me. The staff did nothing.
As I signed myself out, fearing my own safety, I was threatened to be involuntarily committed. The patients and I were all treated like prisoners. It was so traumatic. I just wanted some help. I did not get any help.
Type of Program (inpatient, outpatient, residential, etc.): inpatient
Year(s) Your Experience(s) Occurred (i.e. 2015): 2017