Sunday, 21 April 2013

My CMHT - An Update

I've just realised that with all the publicising of my new magazine (check out if you haven't already!), I've not written about my CMHT for ages. So I thought I'd post an update about how rubbish my CMHT still is.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

I've Done It!

The first issue of Still Here magazine, the free online magazine for schizophrenia, psychosis and other mental illnesses is available now!

Friday, 12 April 2013

The Big Announcement

Despite having a cold drastically lower my energy levels, I started work on a long-term project a few days ago. The rate at which I've completed the first part of it has astounded me, and I still can't believe I've managed to do so much in three days. Often when I get excited about a project, I'll get a massive burst of motivation and work harder in a few hours or days than I normally do in months. I usually end up working so hard and refusing to stop that I end up burning out before it has finished. This time however, I have successfully completed it, or at least the first part anyway!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Worst Part of Recovery

During my second hospital stay, most of the staff there were wanting me to recover as fast as possible. There was the odd member of staff who cared more about magazines or TV than patients, but thankfully there weren't too many of them. Unlike my first hospital stay where you were lucky to speak to a member of staff for an hour a month. Because I was an emergency at the time of my second hospital stay, the support was more intensive and I would usually be seen twice a week for an hour each time. Yet, all most of the staff were concerned about was helping me to recover. Why is that a bad thing? I hear you ask. Because, they were only concerned about my recovery, and not the impact my recovery would have on me.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Suing the Media

Before I start this, I would like to say that I know very little about the law. I know that it's illegal to steal, murder, drive too fast etc but that's pretty much it. Apart from knowing more about the UK's Mental Health Act than the average person that is, but that's only because I've had it used against me. Twice.