I'm not an expert by any means. Just started working in psych about 2 yrs ago, but I want
to let you know I see the same thing over and over again.
I work in an Acute psych hospital where the majority of patients are there on a hold and not there willingly. Of the ones who are there willingly, some are homeless and want a break from the streets.
It's a horrible revolving door of treatment, release and then back to the same problems, not taking their meds or keeping appointments and then doing drugs (mostly weed and Meth) and then back again. I'm too am lost as to how to be of any significant help to them. Many have burned all the bridges without family, Room and Boards won't take them anymore etc...
It is heartbreaking and frankly, been taking a toll on my own mental health. I'm starting to dread going in to work. I'm a shell of a nurse these days.