Many. When asked, he said he was having sex with the grasshopper. Given the circumstances, you can imagine how the murky rooms and halls looked like. Things. It was usually very busy but that particular night, things were going… In group therapy there was this 13-year-old boy and his mom turned into an alcoholic after his dad died and she was beating him and he spent most of his life in and out of there just to get away from her and CPS didn’t do anything about it. She put extra locks on her bedroom door to feel safe while she slept. 23 Horror Stories From Nurses That'll Make You Squirm "So. I have seen violence and gore. The one that got to me the most was a patient who came to us after attempting suicide by sawing both his arms off at the forearm with a table saw. While in the hospital, the kid would frequently vomit on himself, smeared the vomit all of his body, and complain of seeing demons. By subscribing, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement. His chart said he was nine and he had pale skin, dark hair, and huge bright, green eyes. She was sitting cross-legged on the floor, holding her eyes in her hands. A young woman had just finished nursing school and, in need of experience, volunteered at the mental health clinic near her home. It had found its way in and, not being able to escape, it was smashing into the large panes of glass. She had been raped by all the males in her family, brothers, father, and grandfather. Children were sleeping on the floor, under the beds, and sometimes naked in the hallway. Especially evening and night shifts, naturally. He would respond like a robot, like he was just saying words because that’s what we wanted to hear. 4 police officers, one of them a trained mental health professional, and what seemed like half the force waiting in the bushes in case I got out of hand. Story 2, a naked female ghost gets revenge from her watery grave. Submit your writing to be published on Thought Catalog. I can share a patient experience. All I could think was how bad it would have to be to live in his head that sawing his arms off seemed better than that. Like all mouth and no eye involvement in the smile. In the end I spent close to a month in the psych ward. She saw a staff member’s legs on the floor, halfway out the doorway. “I’m just straight-up telling you that they are doing this to me. In a first-hand ECT story, the patient can outline how it feels to get ECT, and not just the clinical procedure. Anther boy was 11 and one of the best-behaved children on his unit. One was a suicidal girl who checked herself in. He would frequently bite his tongue and spit HIV-positive blood into their faces/mouths. Cult is the seventh season of the American Horror Story anthology and centers around the lives of residents in Brookfield Heights, Michigan following the 2016 presidential election. My mom told me this story from her time at a neuropsychiatric ward while she was in grad school. D was newly floated to the ER of an old hospital. Sign up for The Lineup's newsletter, and receive our eeriest investigations delivered straight to your inbox. Yet, the true stories told by the psych ward workers below far surpass any horrors that we might have seen at the cinema or read in a book. My most disturbing was a young man who thought someone was stealing his penis at night “for nefarious purposes”. This checklist often ended in a very similar way. For the few days I was on a stretcher in intake there were a couple other patients sleeping on stretchers. She's been there ever since she was ten and she hasn't gotten any better, in fact, she seems to be getting worse. We eventually found out that she saw and felt bugs crawling all over her, and they were trying to get inside her body. If he saw me outside of his room in the halls, he made sure to say hello and always called me “Miss Jones” or “ma’am.”. I’m a nurse that worked at a psychiatric hospital for five years. (Found on the Internet.) She saw a staff member’s legs on the floor, halfway out the doorway.When she looked i… Apparently, when he was in kindergarten, he grew an intense attachment to his young female teacher. But creepiness was a part of it. He always greeted me in the most polite way, asked how I was doing, and always found something different to compliment me on every time. From hilariously misinformed patients to doctors with a wickedly dry sense of humor, we at Bored Panda had compiled a list of short stories when doctor/patient interactions were just too funny. Psych ward stories are as old as psych wards themselves, and their long, storied and notorious history makes them fascinating for us. I’ve seen severe delusions. The first staff member to witness the scene, who was now lying face down on the floor, had a heart attack when he first witnessed the woman while he was making his rounds. Short Scary Stories Short Story. She once had someone describe in detail to her how he had sex with a fly. We spoke to "Clyde," who worked as a nurse in a large psychiatric hospital, where he not only witnessed tons of abuse, but also occasionally participated in it. Many. She told me about a patient of hers who was HIV positive and a paranoid schizophrenic. He masturbated so frequently that we were required to give him a small cup of Vaseline at night so he wouldn’t chafe. His mother used to strike him with a whip while having intercourse with him on an altar as part of a satanic ritual. ... One night, I had to write down each patient’s name, when I spotted a patient that I had not seen for a couple of weeks. 10 Creepy Nursing Ghost Stories. Butts." It creeped me out. I spent three days sleeping on a stretcher in the intake office because there were no beds anywhere in the city. The Mental Patient is a spooky story about a nurse who helps out an inmate at the insane asylum where she works. My sister is the director of a psychiatric hospital. When asked what they were talking about, they would say that their relative wanted to know if they were ready to move on. The following day, she had passed. She ended up dumping me and I stopped taking the pills, which literally did nothing for me except make me tired. He was extremely well-spoken and mature for his age, so I began looking forward to seeing him, as normal small talk is definitely cherished in that setting.