I helped place my sister when she was 14 and living with us. She had some kind of psychotic break, and we're still not sure what really was going on in her head. She was admitted, and doesn't remember 3 days. She sort of "woke up" and didn't know where she was or why. Here's the really important part. If you need to put her in an inpatient facility, research it. The one she went to was the state type one, and they send runaways and behavioral problems there, too. The staff treated her like she had done something wrong, which she had not.
We transferred her to another place that was private, and she did MUCH better. Try to visit and see how the staff interacts with people. Check visitation policies. The first place, she wasn't allowed to speak with her parents for 3 days. Remember she lost some time, so she had no idea why she was there, and they kept telling her 'you did something wrong.'
at 9:39 AM on Jul. 6, 2009