Encina Severa: My 8 Days in a Psychiatric Hospital - MedCircle

Encina Severa: My 8 Days in a Psychiatric Hospital

  • Encina Admitted Herself to a Psychiatric Hospital. Here’s Why

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    Encina's Psychiatric Hospitalization: These Are the Events Leading up to It
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    What Daily Life Is Like in a Psychiatric Hospital
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    Life After a Psychiatric Hospitalization, According to Encina

Psychiatric hospitals: they’re highly stigmatized. Encina Severa, who has dissociative identity disorder (DID) and is living with multiple personalities, is back to break that stigma and share what it’s like to admit yourself to a psychiatric hospital. It takes courage to admit that you have a problem and need help. Encina has that courage, and did just that. She first explains why she admitted herself in the first place. She describes the life events leading up to it, and how she felt going into the psychiatric hospital. She then dives into daily life at the psychiatric hospital: the activities she and her fellow patients did, the doctors she interacted with, and the effects that daily life had on her. Encina ends the series with life after a psychiatric hospital stay. She explains that your mental health journey is not over once you leave a psychiatric hospital, what she learned from her psychiatric hospital experience, what the transition to outpatient treatment was like, and how she is maintaining her mental health today. She even shares advice on how to “keep going” when you don’t think you can. This is the story of Encina Severa’s journey - and it’s a story you don’t want to miss.


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