What is Psychosis?

Psychosis is when a person loses touch with reality and could include seeing or hearing things that other people cannot see and...

End of the Beginning

Dear reader, First of all, thank you for reading my blog over the past year. I hope you have...

Suicide

I ended up staying on the Oldham acute ward for almost a year. In that time I met many interesting and nice...

Back to Oldham Ward For The Second Time

The police took me in a van to a psychiatric ward in Rochdale. The inside of a police van was familiar to...

One year into lockdown

I have been a resident at a mental health rehabilitation unit in Stockport for almost three years. We have reached the grim...

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...

The Head Matters: Part I

When we are considering dropping a few pounds or toning up our bodies, we'll most likely join our local gym, do some...

Assaulted!

I was happy to be going on regular home leave, mainly because I was able see my parents and siblings. I had...

Chased By Police Again

After returning from the PICU to the Oldham ward, life continued as normal. A lot of the patients I knew had moved...