Sarah, that person I met in the psyche ward, finally added me to her Facebook. I didn’t say anything to her but figured I’d say hi after I woke up from a nap. Well I woke up about an hour ago, and I had a strong feeling that she took me off her list….guess what? SHE FUCKING DIDWTF! I refuse to attempt to contact anyone from that dumbass psyche ward again. It’s better just to move on. I was the only truly intelligent one there anyway.
She might have been nervous. Maybe she felt awkward or vulnerable about talking to someone she met while she was there. It doesn’t sound like it was a full-out rejection of you, just that she was unsure after she’d accepted.
I don’t think you can judge people’s characters or intelligence based on what you see of them at a psych ward. It sounded like it brought out the best in you, but difference people have different experiences.
Yeah. Adding to what Trix had mentioned, I don’t think intelligence had anything to do with relationships with people. Either they get attached to you or they don’t. Moreover if those people cut off contact with you after leaving the ward then high probability is they have moved on with their lives, and I mean real life, which is an intelligent move.
Both of you make great points. I even talked to her on the phone. Oh well, ain’t my problem. It’s hers. I was the only real one there.
During lunch time, they gave us a slip of what we want to eat the next day. The day I was going to be discharged, I wrote what I wanted tomorrow and requested that my “friends” Jon and Mitchel get my food if I’m not there…..they had a suprisingly liberal food policy. That was my gift I left for them. When I got back home, I tried to contact them. Hipster Jon denied my call and deleted my request for Facebook. My “future fishing buddy” Mitchell ignored my calls until I gave up. He’s probably enjoying his loving wife and 2 kids while I’m in the God damn trenches.
I was a real ************ at least! At least I didn’t fake my way though everything and was legit.
I wouldn’t assume they’re going back to a happy/easy life. I can imagine that a lot of them are still going through what they were before, and/or trying to adapt to being back home and in the real world again. If there were other people there because of suicide attempts, they might still be suicidal and worried that keeping contact with people from the ward could trigger them, even if it’s just because it brings up memories of a stressful time. Look at it this way – you felt a lot better while you were there, but they might have felt the same or worse. They might not have shown it, but it’s very possible. So if you saw/spoke to one of them again, you’d think of how you were building a relationship, and it would bring you back to how you felt in the ward when you were making friends. But for them, it could remind them of their illness/issues/past events – which might still be very raw for them. It could even be a bit like you feel now, when you feel rejected and it reminds you of other times you were rejected and felt at your worst. I think the fact that she accepted in the first place showed she liked you, so most likely it’s just her issues.
“I was the only truly intelligent one there anyway.”
Judge not lest ye be judged.
I’m sorry. Just my frustration coming out.
It’s cool. Practice being mindful when you get in that mode. Down the line it will keep you from saying something that gets a pot of boiling pasta thrown at you.
Thanks for the advice buddy. I know my emotions come out a lot in some posts
Wtf are you talking about. That’s the best line in this post!
Trusting people on a psych ward is like trying to drink soup under the rain (a pretty stupid thing to do). Not all suicidal/crazy people are going to be caring after they’re back at their regular life. I don’t know how you are in real life regarding social situations, but at times people get the wrong idea about how we are (saying this because in real life most people consider me an a–hole, which i might be). Maybe they got the wrong idea about you and that made them not want to talk to you afterwards? or maybe they just needed someone to get through the “being stuck on a psych ward” situation? (happens a lot).
I don’t know man, at this point i would just let it go. Been there (being nice to people and then getting dismissed) with “crazy” and “normal” people and… meh, giving it extra thought is just a way of messing with your own head.
Your right. I’m not as devistated as I was before. It’s just that Sarah thing when she added me than took me off her list. She prob added me to be nosey. I’m fully done with all of em
I met someone in the psych ward who had an aviary of parrots or something. I told them how it’d be cool to visit them and see their parrots and they agreed. However, after we both left, I chose not to contact them because I didn’t want to bring back negative memories of their time in the hospital. Hospitals are unpleasant for everyone except cancer kids who’ve lived their entire lives there or whatever. But if they were to overcome the cancer, I’m sure they’d do their best to stay away.
Hell, even being on this very website is an indication of an unhealthy mindset. If I ever quit I won’t plan on coming back.
Thank you. I guess I felt totally different from everybodt else Cuz if I seen them like I planned, it would spark positive things for me – like communication, friendship, etc. everyone’s different I guess. Plus they all had lives outside of the psyche ward where I don’t have any connections. That’s probably the biggest difference
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