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.

Depression, anxiety and PTSD: Talking was my first step towards recovery

The day the doctor said:

“These seizures you are having are non-epileptic.”

It was really frustrating. I wanted to actually know what was going on - they had done all kinds of tests.

“The only option is to send you to a psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents,” he said.

“… Hang on there”, I said, “You only have just told me.”

What I needed was to be able to talk to someone

In November 2011 I was diagnosed with Bi polar Affective and along with my family have battled the condition since, It wasn’t long after I had gone through my first psychotic episode that I had re-established a sense of reality and re-discovered my ability to think rationally. There was, however, so much more besides my sanity that I had to regain, with which tablets could not help me, in order to make a full recovery. I had lost all hopes and aspirations for the future, my self-confidence was shattered and at an all time low and I felt extremely lonely and isolated.

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