MedCircle Original Series

Psychiatric Hospitalizations

What happens during a psychiatric hospitalization? A psychiatric hospital stay can be difficult. Here’s what you need to know, step-by-step.

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Series Overview

What a Psychiatric Hospitalization is Really Like 7 Min

The emotional event of being admitted to a psychiatric hospital can feel confusing and scary, but it's more common than you think. Dr. Meyers explains the details behind a psychiatric stay and what has to happen in order for one to be ordered.

The Causes & Types of Psychiatric Hospitalizations 9 Min

Understand the specifics of the different types of psychiatric hospitalizations & how they work.

How to Spot the Behaviors that Warrant Psychiatric Hospitalization 12 Min

There are key behaviors that signal a psych hospital stay is warranted. Here's how to spot them.

What a Psychiatric Hold is Actually Like 10 Min

What actually happens during a psychiatric hospital stay? Understand the process in this session.

Life After a Psychiatric Hospital Stay: What To Do Next 10 Min

Learn the steps to maintain long-term mental wellness after a psychiatric hospital stay.

How to Help a Child or Teen Who Is Self-Harming 13 Min

Self-harm takes many different forms. Here's how to spot the signs & what steps to take if you spot the signs in a loved one.


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About the Series

Admitting a loved one to a psychiatric ward can be equal parts scary and intimidating. However, as Dr. Seth Meyers says, “something ‘bad’ can always lead to something good.” The same goes for being hospitalized in a psychiatric unit.

In this series, Dr. Meyers walks you through the psychiatric hospitalization process from start-to-finish: from spotting the signs someone needs to be admitted, to what actually goes on during a psychiatric hold, to life after a psychiatric stay. You’ll even learn step-by-step strategies on how to help a teenager who is self-harming.

Who is this series for?

This is for anyone who wants to learn more about involuntary psychiatric hospital stays. This is a wonderful series for supporters during this emotional and indeed, scary time.

“I wish I had watched this series earlier. It would have helped me so much with handling my spouse’s stay. We have this information now, at least. And thank you for making it. It’s helping us so much.”
Kris K.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • When a visit to a psychiatric hospital is necessary
  • How children and adults are treated during a psychiatric stay
  • Patient and parent rights during a psychiatric stay or hold
  • Strategies for long-term recovery
  • Strategies for helping teens and children who self-harm

“Something good can always come from something bad.”

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psy.D.


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You can get free access to all 5 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.