Torture At The Hostel

I spent about two more months on the acute ward and was eventually transferred to a hostel. It has closed now but...

Female mental health

I want to briefly talk about female mental health. Mental illness affects women just as much as men.  Often, women brush aside...

Riots in Oldham

I was initially held on an acute mental health ward in Stockport which is about 15 miles from Oldham. I have...

The Horror of Being Injected

After numerous failed escape attempts and being chased and brought back to the ward I was becoming more and more agitated. I...

Fast forward – writing my book and blog

Ever since I started my blog I have become busy. Writing two posts a week sounds easy but the reality is...

Sectioned and detained in hospital !!

On my first day in hospital I was restless and agitated. I was constantly pacing up and down and sleeping a...

Should we feel good about Covid-19 restrictions?

"My son, I just tell the nurses that it makes me feel more tired." My mother was diagnosed with...

You Wont Believe What it’s Like to be Sectioned For the First Time

Boy, it was a difficult time for me when I was first sectioned. I ended up in a hospital miles from home...

What Are People Going To Say?

I feel sad when a person who is mentally ill and probably at the lowest point in their life that they and...