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About Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry
Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is a Hospital in Columbus, OH. This facility has been rated 1 time, with an average patient rating of 1.
1430 S High St
Columbus, OH 43207
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Research their well-documented history of abuse.
Self-verified patient of Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry - Posted on February 5th, 2021
Try literally anything else before admitting yourself or a loved one here. This is not a hospital. You will not come out better. I have far more trauma from my experiences here than I do from what I came to get help for. The only help or support I received was from other patients, not from any of the staff. I will not say that everyone who works here is a monster, because that’s far from true. (I remember a very kind man in the dining hall who talked to patients like they were guests at a fancy restaurant. Most patients thought he was being silly, but I think he was trying to treat the people he encountered with the dignity and respect he knew they wouldn’t see from anyone else.) However, the staff members with competence or compassion can’t do much because they don’t have the resources they need to do their work properly. It took literal days of begging to be allowed over-the-counter medicine for my severe chronic pain. The ladies who had it wanted to help but didn’t even have time to fill out the paperwork to give me tylenol. These employees are also victims of this system’s abuse. I was stripped and given clothes many, many sizes too large that I had actively hold up every moment. I spent my first day without use of my hands to avoid exposing myself. I may as well have been naked and this severely exacerbated my sexual trauma. I was angrily berated and humiliated for crying on the phone when I couldn’t sleep in the 65-degree rooms with a single thin bedsheet. I was hungry, cold, and in constant fear the entire stay. The person who “diagnosed” me did so before even talking to me once. I’m not a doctor, but I’m reasonably sure that’s not how it’s supposed to work. “Doctors” will angrily point at you and bark orders when it’s your turn to see them. They won’t bother to keep track of which patient they are when they talk to you. One woman kept insisting over numerous meetings that I was denying an alcohol problem. I had no idea what she was talking about until she called me by the wrong name. I should not have to explain to mental health professionals what the word “transgender” means. That is beyond pathetic. They will repeatedly threaten to sue you for leaving when your sentence is up. They do this to every prisoner with insurance. These are empty threats. They prescribed and force-fed a medication that I told them numerous times makes me horribly sick. There are dozens of antidepressants on the market that would have been appropriate, and they wouldn’t consider literally any of them because they do not care if you live or die as long as you don’t die on their property. They literally poisoned me because there was profit to be made in forcing the pills they wanted to sell. I had to immediately see my real doctor after release to help me recover from it. There is no treatment here. Your day will be spent staring at the wall, watching TV, or reading a single Bible on the shelf. To their credit they did allow my sweet mother to leave me a box of puzzle books and coloring supplies. I shared it with the rest of the ward and everyone took great comfort from them. Being imprisoned here will cost you or your insurance tens of thousands of dollars, and it would have cost them less than five dollars per ward to have these items. None of my experiences are unique. When I told my psychiatrist where I got sent, he was horrified. He said he’s shocked this place is still operating and always warns his patients looking for inpatient care to avoid it like the plague. A friend who’s a social worker in Columbus works for an agency that refuses to refer any of their clients here. I survived a mental health crisis despite this place, not because of it. I was robbed of any basic dignity. Several years have passed, and I still don’t know if I’ll ever feel fully human again. I hope these warnings help somebody and I wish I’d shared them sooner. The nightmares never stop. I regret not pursuing legal action, but I survived the experience by doing the best I could to forget it. Forgetting hasn’t worked very well.
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