Encina Severa: 8 Days In a Psych Ward - MedCircle

Encina Severa: 8 Days In a Psych Ward

3 Sessions

Psych wards are highly stigmatized. Encina (who has multiple personalities) returns in this series to break the stigma & share what it’s like to self-admit to a psych ward.

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3 Sessions

Psych wards are highly stigmatized. Encina (who has multiple personalities) returns in this series to break the stigma & share what it’s like to self-admit to a psych ward.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly
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About the Series

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. This is the story of Encina Severa’s journey - and it’s a story you don’t want to miss.

“Encina, you truly are an inspiration. I have so much respect for you and your story and thank you for being so strong to speak about it on this huge platform. I’m happy to see you doing the things you need to do to get better! We are all rooting for you!”

Adriana V.

Adriana V.

Who Is This Series For?

This series is for anyone who is interested in learning more about a stay in a psychiatric hospital from someone who has actually been there. This series is also for people interested in Encina’s unique story and want to hear how she is doing today.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • Different types of therapies offered in psychiatric hospitals.

  • The process of being admitted to a psychiatric hospital.

  • When a stay in a psychiatric hospital may be right for you.

  • The events that lead to Encina admitting herself.

“Keep going. Just keep fighting. You’re going to find that help. The road is going to be hard, but you got this.”

Encina Severa

Encina Severa

Session Overview

  • Session1

    Encina's Psychiatric Hospitalization: These Are the Events Leading up to It

    Encina explains why she admitted herself into a psychiatric hospital and details the life events leading up to her admission.

    18m
  • Session2

    What Daily Life Is Like in a Psychiatric Hospital

    In this session, Encina 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.

    27m
  • Session3

    Life After a Psychiatric Hospitalization, According to Encina

    Encina explains that your mental health journey is not over once you leave a psychiatric hospital. She also details 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” even when you don’t think you can.

    21m

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