On 17/3/2004 we visited IMH (Institute
of Mental Health). This is a brief summary of what we did there.
We visited a male ward and sat in a psycho-therapy
session (see below) where we were allowed to communicate and interact with three of the more sane patients. We found out the
different kinds of treatment that the patient undergoes.
We also visited a ward for women and discovered
the ratio of male to female patients, a stunning 4:1. The reason for this is unknown, not even by the medical professionals.
We took pictures of the ward and its facilities, like bedrooms, toilets and the seclusion room.
Patients: Chua, Tan, Hock (Names have been
withheld for privacy)
Q: Why were you sent here?
Chua: Heard voices in my head. I have been
sent in for treatment several times. I heard my neighbour banging on the wall every time I go to the toilet. My brother admitted
me to IMH.
Tan: I was sent here during reservist training
as I heard voices in my head.
Hock: I heard voices in my head telling me
to jump off the building. I believe the voices came from Satan and I resisted them until my family admitted me to IMH.
Q: How do you find the treatment?
Chua: The medicine helps me to sleep better,
and the voices almost never recur.
Tan: I dont like the medicine as it makes
me drowsy, even during the day.
Hock: I feel the same way as Chua, I feel
that the treatment is helpful and it helps him sleep better.