Can a Psychiatric Hospital be a Healing Community?
Can a psychiatric hospital be a place where patients feel safety in a kind and respectful environment? Can these places offer a a sense of belonging, empathy, and appreciation to patients? Our recent visit to Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT helped us to see that a hospital system can indeed function as a healing community. Too often, a hospital experience is de-personalizing, where patients are seen as biochemical objects needing a quick diagnosis and an even quicker