anyway Ive been in a mental hospital 4-5 times since age 18. All of them employ forced psychiatry and kangeroo courts. Voluntary is never voluntary. Learnt later how to use a habeus corpus to get out, but most patients are not that knowledgeable.
Then for the court if you were put in involuntarily and you dont file a habeus corpus, you basically have to say you want to stay for the full course of quote unquote treatment or else they institutionalize you. Is basically what I was told by a few relatively friendly nurses. The public defender they give you is also a complete joke.
A good half of psychiatric admissions are constitutionally illegal and against United Nations advice.
The drugs are numbing pills and so you feel numb and sometimes weird. You just feel detatched from everything in the hospital and you crave for the nurses to treat you like a human being and chat with you like a human being and not a crazy person or a specimen. Rarely happens. Feeling numb is a symptom of depression, so yea. Maybe you get more motivation.
All in all the only benefit is you are forced to be off the internet for a few weeks. And in that sense it is cathartic, but I always left with some new problem. Like one time I left with a drug dependency, another time left with OCD.
I tend to agree with the Italian anti-psychiatrist Franco Basaglia, who says that persistent and extreme mental states are often caused by social exclusion, not necessarily isolation, but exclusion. And in a sense, the mental hospital is the ultimate form of social exclusion. Italy eventually got rid of all its mental hospitals under a law called Basaglia Law, but this law has since been overriden.