At some point, while I was studying drugs related to mental disorders in pharmacy school, I asked my pharmacology teacher this question: "Do you believe that mental health facilities (from Romania) are managing well the psychiatric patients?"
I asked this question beacause:
It seems a little odd to me that in our hospitals there are lots of patients and few doctors;
It is harder for a psychiatric patient to recover while being near lots of other psychiatric patients: isn't the patient feeling as a misfit in the world if he is hospitalised in such institutions with so many other patients? What I am saying is that they don't feel integrated in the "normal" world. I strongly believe that it is essential for a mental patient to feel as "normal" and understood as posible, for him to reintegrate in society. In Romania the mental health problems are still a taboo;
I think it helps if the patient is treated at home, obviously after their caretakers are instructed in this way and after the patient is stabilised.