"Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open?" - Rumi I have been out of hospital one week. One week of 'freedom'... or so I'm told. What I do have, is a new appreciation for anyone who has ever been held in any kind of institution for any length of time.… Continue reading Caution: Me.
I have now been in hospital for the best part of two months. I have seen a lot of patients come and go in that time. I have seen a lot of health care professionals aid these patients with various aspects of their health. There is an obvious and overwhelming gap in the treatment of… Continue reading Prognosis? Invisible.
When I asked my husband to describe me in three words... That was his response. Beautiful. Brilliant. Crazy. I think mental health awareness is often focused so heavily on the sufferer, that the people around them, the ones who are watching someone they love fall to pieces... they get somewhat bypassed in the chaos. They are the… Continue reading Beautiful. Brilliant. Crazy.
I was on social media earlier in the week, and found myself caught up in a discussion about ear-piercing. A mother was asking what the earliest age a child could be to get their ears pierced. This question came with a disclaimer - that she was not interested in any information regarding whether or not… Continue reading Imperfect Earlobes
I am currently sitting on my hospital bed, listening to the sounds of my neighbour have a dangerously heated argument. I could not tell you who she is arguing with. I have not seen them. To me, they are not real. I can only begin to imagine how completely frightening it would be, for this monster inside my… Continue reading A Deafening Silence
I had an ex boyfriend, who once told me that we shouldn't be friends if it made things 'harder for me'. I found this statement in itself quite an entertaining one; there was such an assumption that I would be the one, out of the two of us, who would somehow find the fact that we… Continue reading A Fierce Beholder
I was chatting to a close friend of mine today, and she mentioned to me that she was going through some mental health issues. I was genuinely surprised to hear this, as I see her gorgeous smiling face popping up regularly on my Facebook feed, always accompanied by an in-love-with-life caption. It makes me smile every… Continue reading Take a Selfie, Fake a Life