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Anonymous’ #MadCovidDiaries

“My experience this week of trying to get urgent mental health support has been a groundhog week I’ve repeated many times in the past. …you have to start at the beginning again, and your knowledge of yourself counts for nothing.”

An Anonymous #MadCovidDiaries 12.02.2021 TW: Suicidal thoughts, Self-harm. There are so many ways I could have started this blog… With the time on Wednesday when I gave up trying to get hold of a GP as I couldn’t get through the receptionist questions. With the time on Tuesday when my partner said why is itContinue reading ““My experience this week of trying to get urgent mental health support has been a groundhog week I’ve repeated many times in the past. …you have to start at the beginning again, and your knowledge of yourself counts for nothing.””

“The isolation from the pandemic almost makes me miss sleeping on the streets.”

An Anonymous #MadCovidDiaries 29.01.2021 (Content warning: mentions CSA, rape, homelessness, suicide attempts, self-harm). The isolation from the pandemic almost makes me miss sleeping on the streets – I know that is something most people will find really hard to understand. I think I’ve felt lonely for my whole life. As a child I was withdrawn,Continue reading ““The isolation from the pandemic almost makes me miss sleeping on the streets.””

The assessment didn’t last long. I was still certain I would be home soon. I was wrong. They had sectioned me.

Alison L’s #MadCovidDiaries, 22.06.20 Crisis After Crisis, This Time Covid-19 Sent Things In The Wrong Direction TW: Mentions self-harm and suicide. *Names of staff have been changed Bex the Mental Health Nurse from the homebased treatment team was sat in my living room asking me if I would consider a voluntary hospital admission. It wasContinue reading “The assessment didn’t last long. I was still certain I would be home soon. I was wrong. They had sectioned me.”

Anorexia recovery prepared me for this pandemic, our young people need support to get through.

An anonymous #MadCovidDiaries, 21.06.20 TW: Eating disorders When I was 15 and busily preparing for my GCSEs, I was diagnosed with anorexia. I was scared, I was lost, but I was going into school. A teacher alerted myself and my family to the fact that anorexia was a problem for me. The teacher linked usContinue reading “Anorexia recovery prepared me for this pandemic, our young people need support to get through.”

I’m sad that mental illness has made me so unwell and things have got so much harder since lock-down. I’m sad that I can’t remember a time where I could just sit and relax…

Anonymous’ #MadCovidDiaries, 21.06.20 TW: References to self-harm, including methods, discussed throughout. Why has it taken walking around the hospital grounds at night to make me feel sad? It’s just gone 11pm Tuesday night and I’m walking around the local hospital grounds. Mum’s waiting in the carpark, I’m not a patient – not yet anyway, IContinue reading “I’m sad that mental illness has made me so unwell and things have got so much harder since lock-down. I’m sad that I can’t remember a time where I could just sit and relax…”

The healing power of therapy comes from a secure and trusting relationship between therapist and client, Covid-19 induced separation is the antithesis to this.

Psychotherapy and lock-down, by Anonymous 13.5.2020 “Being forced to relocate one’s practice, having phone sessions, and responding to personal questions are all indications of the changed treatment frame, conscious manifestations of the boundary alterations that take place, and a reminder that psychotherapy can never be business as usual after a shared trauma of this magnitude.”Continue reading “The healing power of therapy comes from a secure and trusting relationship between therapist and client, Covid-19 induced separation is the antithesis to this.”

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