Tag: psychiatric hospital

Everyone is safe

Three weeks in, three weeks out. Longer now, but I wrote these words, longhand, after I’d been out of hospital three weeks. I’m typing them now, with today’s point of view, so you can’t believe anything. What they… Read More

Day 20 – October 20th 2018

I’m still living as a bit of a hermit, avoiding eye contact. The weekends are boring. No group sessions, so I spent today watching episodes of Episodes and LoLing out loud. I’ve made plans for the immediate future,… Read More

Day 16 – October 16 2018

Didn’t get my BP taken this morning. Waking up was hard enough. A nurse woke me at 8.10 to remind me to go and take my meds. They like to clear us out by 8.30 but I went… Read More

Day 11 – October 11 2018

BP 105/70 They tell me to drink more water, all I hear is: “Drink more coffee.” We were talking last night about the good old days, when people with “mental illness” were just crazy and they were locked… Read More

Day 9 – October 9, 2018

The one where they teach us about self-compassion. Studies have shown that entrepreneurs become entrepreneurs because they want to. But, the ones who remain successful are those who are self-compassionate in times of hardship or failure. Wait, am… Read More

Day 8 – October 8 2018 – I wouldn’t bother reading this

I came back and went right to sleep after sending a long message to Jeff. They woke me up at nearly midnight to make me take my night meds. I asked if they could just bring it to… Read More

30 September 2018 – The Day I Tell My Parents

Before intake Only parts of my mother’s house are still a shrine. Mostly I find little school photos, smaller than passport photos, tucked into the corners of photo frames around the house. A photo of the grandmother I… Read More