Those protesting against the closure of the Rosalie unit in Castlerea insist the campaign will continue.
There were tense scenes at a demonstration outside the facility last Thursday as protesters tried to stop a patient from being moved from the unit.
One of those involved in the standoff was Joy Collins, a former patient in the unit.
Eoghan Murphy visited Joy at her home at Frenchpark on Friday.
She first told him about her experience in the unit 14 years ago after she suffered a serious brain injury.