psychiatric hospital

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psychiatric hospital

a health care facility providing inpatient and outpatient therapeutic services to clients with behavioral or emotional illnesses.
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It took Los Angeles cops $25,000 worth of manpower to make sure nutty Britney Spears got from her mansion to the psych ward.
And John can't make it because he's in the psych ward.
Comfort added, "If Samaritan and Ellis can make money with a psych ward, what's the matter with these people?
In a psych ward there are many patients who would kill, and then there are the staff members.
Vicki lies her way out of the psych ward and goes on to infiltrate the company's Christmas play.
This remarkable novel out of Lebanon, a skillful reshuffling of the 1001 Nights with a doctor in a refugee camp playing the part of Scheherazade, fills in the blank spaces on the Middle Eastern map in our Western heads--Palestine as history, as literature, as casualty list, as psych ward, as inferiority complex, as principality of exile.
I helped take him to the infirmary at--, and then to the psych ward at--, one of four officers carrying him while he was in handcuffs and leg irons.
Like PACT teams in the United States, ACT members could forcibly drug you in your own home, turning your home into a psych ward or prison.
amp;nbsp;While talking about his psych ward at the jail, Sullivan said: "I had my own cell.
It's just so crazy what happens to you in the psych ward that you just don't want to live afterwards," says Giulia.
A few months after Ashley returned from the psych ward, still breathing but still not particularly enjoying it, I sat on the edge of the stairs and peeked through the wooden railing to the kitchen.
Chapters about his life in a psych ward alternate with the surreal story of his journey by ship to the earth's deepest point.