I spent a couple months here in their non-aggressive adult ward following a suicide attempt a few years back. Everyone I dealt with was friendly and professional, and they seemed to treat all the other patients with respect as well. One patient was being disruptive and calling the staff obscenities, but they took it all in stride. A few days later the patient seemed to be doing a lot better and was apologetic and laughing with the staff about how they were acting, so this doesn't seem like a place that treats people poorly because they're being "difficult". I got the sense that the staff truly cared. Sometimes with mental health providers you get the sense that they're just going through the motions but I had several nurses go the extra mile to make a personal connection and make sure I was serious when I said I wasn't going to go home and hurt myself. Not just for my sake, but for my family's sake as well. I read another review that said the place felt dangerous, but I didn't get that vibe at all. I guess it depends on who happens to be admitted there at the time, but it never felt like there was any shadiness or lack of control by the staff while I was there. I never had a negative interaction with any other patient. I knocked a star off because, if I'm perfectly honest, I'm not sure how useful the activities and such are for people dealing with major mental health issues. It's the standard stuff, arts & crafts, a meditation lesson, making a list of what you're thankful for etc. Again, it seemed like they were trying their best to help people but there's only so much anyone can do for someone else. So, in summary, I'd say that in my experience Harding provides a stable, positive environment that could well provide an opportunity for a mental reset, but I wouldn't expect a life-changing experience if your issues tend to be "treatment resistant".
This was in 2015. Nurses and technicians had their “favorites”. Pods and bathrooms are gross. Lots of people had visiting friends bringing drugs in easily. There was one fool that kept slamming the phone so they took it off the wall. They admittedly expressed how they don’t have the funding like the James and other surrounding hospitals. I think that is a huge problem bc a huge part of our population is suffering and being sent back out in worse shape than when they came in. Or you come out having lost more faith in the mental health
After lapsing into a state of anxiety/sleep deprivation for the first time ever due to physical health concerns, my spouse of 12 yrs. was advised by OSU Harding that a hospital admission, an assessment, and med management were necessary. After a 10 day stay, which included being visited my one to four psychiatrists (students?) per day, receiving med applications, and an assessment, which was provided to me, BUT only after I cornered a doc and asked, an assessment that your spouse has "mood disorder" (from page 3 of Psychiatry for DUMMIES), a release to home was granted. My zombie-fied spouse was seen by a NP two weeks on who asked more relevant questions in one hour than OSU doctors did in 10 days. The NP stated she wasn't a fan of the meds in prescribed by OSU, changed them, and in 2 days time, my spouse was again rational, alert, and positive-leaning in thought. OSU Harding also had assured us they would see to it that an appointment for the physical health issues would be set within 2 weeks of release. That equated to my spouse getting a 3rd party tele-health call to charge for a mental health assessment, again, and an over-the-phone physical health assessment, which we were already 360 degrees beyond. As to "response from owner" below: No need to share more, it is what it is.
I’m grateful for my experience I had, ever since I left I haven’t been experiencing the feeling of stress, I’ve been feeling either normal or happy and excited, going to sleep isn’t even a challenge for me anymore, I’ve learned to not let things change my mood and not to let my mood control me, I laugh a lot now too, I’m more vocal & confident. Too all the staff, therapist & doctors I hope god blesses you, you all were extremely funny, helpful, thoughtful, professional! Caring, & honest. I couldn’t of asked for a better experience