Psychosis: blogs and stories

People can be scared by the word 'psychosis'. It turns out that using that word, thanks to the media, tends to make people think you’re a serial killer. (Henry)
Psychosis is nothing like a badger >>

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Personal blogs about living with psychosis

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of psychosis. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.

Find out more about the symptoms, causes and treatments of psychosis from MindRethink Mental Illness and the NHS.

Why I decided to share all about being admitted to a psychiatric ward

When I was first admitted to my local psychiatric ward, I was mortified and had no idea how I could articulate what was happening without being gossiped about and being judged. Zoe's blogI decided that, apart from my close friends, this would remain a secret. When I was first admitted, it was for a short admission for a few days so I thought I was going to be off for a week which would be easy to cover up.

We need to discuss mental health issues in school

We need to keep people in schools by ensuring that mental health issues are discussed, not hidden away

“So, two A’s for English I see. Well, I hardly think you deserve them given your lack of attendance to my class.” That is what my English teacher said to me on GSCE results day. It all seems so long ago now but I will never forget how my teacher decided to shame me rather than praise me for my success.

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