Eva

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Eva is a service user researcher and a hobby artist who lives in Bristol.
Her current research is looking into using virtual reality as a therapeutic tool for those diagnosed with psychosis.She enjoys drawing and painting after taking up art as a hobby three years ago. Eva enjoys singing in a local choir, taking walks in a nature. Sometimes she can be found watching movies or playing board games with friends. 

Eva’s #MadCovidDiaries

These days, the rising sun sometimes brings heavy feelings of sadness and dread.

Eva’s #MadCovidDiaries Diary 24.4.2020 TW: Sixth Week in Lockdown Started off the day in a slump. Sleep erratic. Took a Zopi around 4am. Fall asleep reading a book. A Thousand Splendid Sun’s. Woke up on top of it.  As my eyes settled in the daylight, I groaned. These days, the rising sun sometimes brings heavy feelings of sadnessContinue reading “These days, the rising sun sometimes brings heavy feelings of sadness and dread.”

I was tempted to call the mental health duty desk this weekend but got put off by imagining exhausted care workers at the end of their tether, with yet another depressive soul.

Eva’s #MadCovidDiaries Diary 14.4.2020 02:31 TW: COVID, depression, suicide ‘Kintsugi’ means golden joinery. The Japanese art of taking broken crockery and joining it together again with gold. The repairs are visible, but that’s what makes them beautiful. Such a powerful metaphor to be taken from today’s therapy session. I’m lucky to have a therapist thatContinue reading “I was tempted to call the mental health duty desk this weekend but got put off by imagining exhausted care workers at the end of their tether, with yet another depressive soul.”

Loved ones all over the world, devastated. Hollowed out by grief. A world that no longer looks and feels the same.

Eva’s #MadCovidDiaries Diary 10.4.2020 TW: COVID, depression, suicide Nearly a month since lockdown. I’m getting too used to hiding away..No one forcing me to go out anywhere. No need to be anywhere. Heard my neighbors having a laugh as I sat by the window earlier. They were having what sounded like a party.  ‘Well I’mContinue reading “Loved ones all over the world, devastated. Hollowed out by grief. A world that no longer looks and feels the same.”

There is a numbness as if there’s a cloak covering the sharpness of everything. It feels like I’m seeing the world without my glasses on.

Eva’s #MadCovidDiaries Diary 8.4.2020 TW: COVID, Depression Third week in self-isolation/social distancing: Overall I have gone quiet and introspective. I like talking to people less, they inevitably ask that intimidating ‘how are you’ question. Do I lie? Do I tell the truth? At the moment I don’t know what the answer really is. I amContinue reading “There is a numbness as if there’s a cloak covering the sharpness of everything. It feels like I’m seeing the world without my glasses on.”

There is no normalcy to reality check against my unreality: There is reality in unreality.

Eva’s first #MadCovidDiaries Diary 31.3.2020 It has been fifteen days since I committed to self-isolation, social distancing or am I shielding? So many terms are flying about, it’s hard to keep up. Changes in the situation are spreading fast like the virus. The thing that terrifies me is catching it, I’m alone and feel likeContinue reading “There is no normalcy to reality check against my unreality: There is reality in unreality.”

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