I would like to show my appreciation for the staff in IPU1 at Maroondah Hospital. I was recently admitted only for one night but have such respect for the people working there. Having a mental illness carries extreme pain, anxiety and shame- but I felt like a human being for once.
I'd like to say a special thanks to my nurse, Lisa. In just a short time she listened to me and gave me some hope that perhaps maybe things will get better.
There is a huge stigma attached to mental illness which I have experienced too many times in the emergency setting but what mental health needs is more recognition for the tough job the nurses have and more people like Lisa who really care and really listen.
Hope is so hard to find when you are drowned in despair, and I am thankful I was given some. Thank you: )
"Hope is so hard to find when you are drowned in despair"
About: Maroondah Hospital / Mental Health Adult Inpatient Units (IPU1 and IPU2) Maroondah Hospital Mental Health Adult Inpatient Units (IPU1 and IPU2) Ringwood East 3135
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