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People Who Spent Time in a Psych Ward Share Their Creepiest Stories

Updated 14 Jun 2019 411.6k views14 items

Psych wards have a bad reputation in general, and these true psych ward stories won't do anything to fix it. While those who stay in psych wards can have any number of debilitating issues, or can even be put there unjustly, the way these places are managed and run can be the stuff of nightmares. These creepy true stories from psych ward patients are enough to keep anyone up at night. 

Redditors have shared their scary mental hospital stories, ranging from the unsettling to the terrifying, and it is no joke. From violent and strange roommates to lifelong patients and attempted escapes, a lot of these stories sound like something straight out of a horror movie. 

While much of what leads to people being sent to psych wards and what happens while there can be tragic and disturbing, it's clear that many facilities have no idea how to actually help the mentally ill. Rather than receiving any help, many patients do and say whatever they have to just so they don't have to endure the facility anymore. Take a look at these terrifying real life tales of those who have stayed in psych wards, as told by the Redditors who experienced them

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