I went in for hallucinations, concentration, suicidal thoughts / actions, among various other mental problems (severe OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, et cetera) about a month ago, if even that. I left feeling worse than before I went in, and that was pretty low. It was my decision to be hospitalized because I did not feel I was safe, but ultimately I was PEC’d (Physicians Emergency Certificate) meaning I had to go, whether I wanted to or not. I found out they were sending me to Calhoun Children’s and felt a bit disappointed because I had been there before, but still tried my best to stay “positive”. I went in with a good outlook, hoping to get better and try to do my best, but instantly I was hit with so much negativity from treatment team and Dr. Williams. I told him about me seeing things (legit, flashes of me hurting myself, or me hurting other people, like in Schizophrenia patients) and he pretty much told me that I was overreacting, and that they were just thoughts that would go away. As a 16 year old child, this is very scary to see these things, so obviously I was very offended. I had very specific rituals I do as a part of my OCD, which include closing the door a certain way, and a food restriction with gravy, and he wouldn’t do anything about it. So I went through my days with food that made me sick, and not being able to sleep because of my door. I also told him how before I went in, I was going to 2 different social workers once a week, and a psychiatrist every month. He told me I was wasting my free time with that much therapy. WHAT THE FRICK? I don’t understand how people can be that insensitive. You know where you work, A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN! These doctors have to be trained how to deal with these children in a respectful, SENSITIVE way. He told one of the other patients that they were going to become an addict and die early, when they occasionally smoked marijuana, then preceded to tell her that weed was worse than cigarettes and that she would become a crack addict. We would tell him (and treatment team) our problems, and sometimes... THEY’D LAUGH! Little chuckles here and there... How disrespectful can you be when you’re listening to a suicidal child spill their feelings and past onto you? If you have the CHOICE to send your child somewhere, I would strongly recommend either River Oaks, or literally somewhere in a different state or uptown Louisiana. Don’t give me the bs story about how “I’m sorry your experience was not up to your standards.” because I got that speech LAST time. I will be calling Patient Experiences and letting them know ALL of this, because that man, Dr. Williams, needs to be fired ASAP.