1000 Ledes n + 5 : Friday Evening

Visiting hours are 6:30-8:30 m-f, 2-8:30 weekends. It doesn’t take long before you start the gruesome game of visiting a psych ward: trying to guess what’s wrong with everyone. Pretty soon it’s a mental illness bingo, with your own depressed spouse as the free square in the center. It’s not a very violent or scary place. Mostly the visitors seem more haggard than the patients, which makes sense in a way. No one is taking care of us.