All names of people and the name of the hospital has been changed to protect the privacy of others
The Master Journals
My time at a mental hospital
Last night was on and off sleeping. I awoke early and could not get back to sleep. I just paced the halls for a bit. The other kids are nice and supportive. They get what I've been through and do not judge me. I miss my family and friends. One part of me wants to go home and one wants to stay. My room is small and I am the only one in it. The light does not turn off. The other kids are funny and a bit crazy, like me, I like them. They've gone through problems worse than mine yet they still support me. Amazing. Group therapy. Be back later
Noon and Afternoon
Group was nice. We played a game that tells us about good and healthy choices. The losers had to do pushups and military squats. Quite funny. Next we had school and I can't tell you much about it since I left and cried in my room. First time where I am really away from family so yeah. After that was lunch. I actually sat with people and we had a good time. Then was arts and crafts. I drew one my angels to keep me happy. Then when that was over we went back to class and I left and cried again. Keith, awesome dude, cheered me up a lot. I'll get over this. I know I will. I am here to better myself. One step at a time. I need to get back to class. Night report soon.
Gym. Was. Madness. Let's just say that balls were flying all over. Some of the others got hit but they are all good. Those guys are troopers. Was able to take my first shower since like 5 days, mostly because I was lazy and didn't take one before all this. I'm improving though. My hygiene will be great when I get out. Got a new room that is much bigger and I got a roomie. Cool dude. Very chill. His name is Steven. Oh and did I say I have to hide these pencils? Well I do. They take them because A. They are not supposed to be taken and B. They can be used as weapons of suicide tools. Still miss my family and friends but I will be out soon enough. I'll miss these guys though. I won't really miss the staff.
Night Report 1 hour later
Balled my eyes out like crazy not long ago. They are actually hurting from it a bit. I'll be fine though. I miss my family so much and that is why I cry so much. The other guys , who I might as well call my friends, are so damn supportive it's crazy. They are there for me and they give me hugs and pats on the back. Been here a single day and they still support me. Makes me want to never leave them. Though for now I will get some sleep to see my family tomorrow. Day 1 is concluded