Working on us, Week 7

*** Trigger Warning ***On her blog, Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess has introduced a set of prompts that touches on mental illness. Each week she offers up 2 prompts for bloggers to use in a nonfiction, fiction, or poetry piece. You can respond to either prompt, or both. For more information, click here. This week, I... Continue Reading →

Working on Us, Week 6

On her blog, Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess has introduced a set of prompts that touches on mental illness. Each week she offers up 2 prompts for bloggers to use in a nonfiction, fiction, or poetry piece. You can respond to either prompt, or both. For more information, click here. The rules are below. This week, I... Continue Reading →

The Ride

NOTE: This is a retrospective post. I woke up in the psych ER at ECT Hospital. It was about 5:00 AM, and no one had talked to us, as promised. My husband was slumped in a chair, asleep. It didn't look comfortable at all -- I had a bed. I woke him up and insisted... Continue Reading →

Being Brave

This bravelet got me through my time at Behavioral Hospital. It was much worse than ECT Hospital. BELONGINGS: What you could and couldn't have was more strict at Behavioral Hospital. It would disrupt my way of life in a way that ECT Hospital didn't. No underwire bras; no toothbrushes; no hoodies, even without drawstrings; no... Continue Reading →

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