Feeling under the cosh

I have been managing to go in to uni most days.  On Thursday I rather overdid it and so on Friday I was too exhausted to go in.  This is rather a difficult… Continue reading

Coping strategies

Following a suggestion from Bridget Wilson Hall I thought I’d write a little about coping strategies that help me get through when I am feeling sad, depressed, suicidal or like hurting, myself.  There… Continue reading

Mood swing

Its funny how quickly my mood can change. I’m getting really bad thoughts. I’m fixated on thoughts of hurting myself and am feeling an immense compulsion to slit my wrists.  Its not fair,… Continue reading

Back to the PhD

Today was my second day back at university after my “minor hiccup”. Going back to work after an illness is hard but going back after spending time off with a psychiatric illness is… Continue reading

Home from hospital

I’m home from hospital!!! I’m being taken care of by the crisis team who come round and give me my meds twice a day and monitor how I’m getting on. They’re not that… Continue reading

All arty

When I’m not doing my PhD I really like to do some art and go to art therapy too so I’ve decided to make a new section featuring some of my paintings etc… Continue reading

From the hospital part II

Hello from the psychiatric ward! I won’t tell you which one but I can say that it is thoroughly crap. This is one of the worst places in the world to be. There… Continue reading

From the hospital

I have taken a rather large and fast turn for the worst. I saw the Emergency Psychiatric Service last night and have been admitted into hospital ( and not the good kind). My… Continue reading

Feeling a bit crappy

I have been feeling really low for a while and haven’t had the creative drive to write something. When I feel better I will try and write something prolific but for now I… Continue reading

The joys of psychiatric medication

One of the main problems that people with mental illness face is taking medication.