I got committed to a psychiatric hospital under 5150. To add to the injury, only the maximal security unit had room, so I went there.
Highlights of the unit:
The patients are surprisingly sober. In fact, they can walk outside on the street and no one would suspect a thing. Well, granted, it's a very small unit, and statistical variance on small sample is large.
No shoelaces allowed.
15 minute checks, to see if I was still alive. I was not allowed to hug the pillow when sleeping because they "couldn't see me breathing" when I did that.
Free pudding, chips, and juice all the time.
Lots and lots of steel mesh on the windows.
Absolutely no protruding items anywhere. Even the water tap is in a spherical cap shape.
Mind-numbing television programs. The only highlight was one My Little Pony "Princess Twilight's Castle" advertisement (for a moment, I thought it was Princess Celestia's miracle at work).
The activity area has high steel walls. It also smells like cigarette. Strange glyphs are carved on the trees.
I made origami with whatever paper I found in there. I also drew some ponies with the crayon provided during group therapies. Since they are made in a psychiatric hospital, I suppose that makes them "outsider art", to stretch the words a bit.
I'll upload photos of them soon.
P.S.: Also, I'm out of college due to this fiasco. I'll have PLENTY of time to draw now.
Listening to: Numa Numa
Eating: Chinese junk food