Consumer: Why is it that no matter where I go I have to WAIT?
Consumer: At the bank, at the store, at the deli, the doctors, I WAIT! I am made to WAIT & WAIT, All The time it’s the Same!
Mental Health Nurse: O.K. here are today’s meds. Sorry about the WAIT?
Consumer: NO, no… I’m sick of having to wait! YOU wait till I’m ready!
Consumer: Hello? Hello? How long do I have to be in HERE??
Mental Health Nurse: You’ll just have to WAIT & WAIT & WAIT!
Door Sign: Lock Down
Title: Mental Note: Psych Ward is for Waiting for Patience, Not Patients
Drawing this cartoon I was channeling my time I spent in the Crisis Stabilization Unit back in March of 2008. The events of this cartoon reflect a bit of reality since the psych ward had a small room known as a “lockdown” room.
Even though I thought I was very good during my stay I was threatened a few times that I would be sent to the lockdown room. I can look back now and appreciate the time I spent in the hospital. It gave me an opportunity to get back on the road to recovery… Also, I can still find some humor in it since a lot of things that happened there were pretty funny. Someday, I’ll share them with you.
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