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Grieving for an imaginary baby – the loneliness of psychosis

@MiserySquid’s #MadCovidDiaries 23.01.2021                       Trigger warning: psychosis, suicidal ideation, self-injury, miscarriage, infanticide. I was 21 years old when I had my first psychosis. I was picked up by the police in the middle of the night, wandering the streets barefoot, clicking and whistling, tapping and clapping imaginary codes at the cameras in the streetlights. IContinue reading “Grieving for an imaginary baby – the loneliness of psychosis”

How can I speak up when you can hold me down? Restrictive practice on an acute ward – an inpatient perspective.

@MiserySquid’s #MadCovidDiaries 09.12.2020 Trigger warning: contains references to self-injury and ligature, detainment and coercive practice.              There is a purple handprint on my left shoulder blade. I twist my neck in the mirror to get a good look at it. Four clear fingers, a thumb and a round violet palm mark. It’s possible that itContinue reading “How can I speak up when you can hold me down? Restrictive practice on an acute ward – an inpatient perspective.”

Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #5

This is the fifth and final in a series of diaries written at the beginning of the pandemic, by the inspiring and amazing @miserysquid . We’ll be releasing a new diary entry from @miserysquid, every morning this week. You can find @miserysquid’s first, second, third and fourth diary entries here. Trigger Warning: self-harm, suicidal ideation,Continue reading “Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #5”

Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #4

This is the fourth in a series of diaries written at the beginning of the pandemic, by the inspiring and amazing @miserysquid . We’ll be releasing a new diary entry from @miserysquid, every morning this week. You can find @miserysquid’s first, second and third diary entries here. Trigger Warning: self-harm, suicidal ideation, hypomania, psychosis, paranoia,Continue reading “Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #4”

Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #3

This is the third in a series of diaries written at the beginning of the pandemic, by the inspiring and amazing @miserysquid . We’ll be releasing a new diary entry from @miserysquid, every morning this week. You can find @miserysquid’s first diary here and second diary here. Trigger Warning: self-harm, suicidal ideation, hypomania, psychosis, paranoia.Continue reading “Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #3”

Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #2

This is the second in a series of diaries written at the beginning of the pandemic, by the inspiring and amazing @miserysquid. We’ll be releasing a new diary entry from @miserysquid, every morning this week. You can find @miserysquid’s first diary entry here. Trigger Warning: self-harm, suicidal ideation, hypomania, psychosis, paranoia. Tuesday 24th March –Continue reading “Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #2”

Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #1

This is the first in a series of diaries written at the beginning of the pandemic, by the inspiring and amazing @miserysquid . We’ll be releasing a new diary entry from @miserysquid, every morning this week. Trigger Warning: self-harm, suicidal ideation, hypomania, restraint, ECT, psychosis, paranoia. Sunday 22nd March 2020 – 02:15am I can’t sleep.Continue reading “Derren Brown vs the Coronavirus: my paranoid pandemic #1”

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