Blog John, Mental Health

Fractured Sleep. (John)

At the age of 25 when I first became seriously ill with Bipolar I didn't sleep for three days. This all happened over Christmas Eve into boxing day. It was a brutal experience. My mind just wouldn't switch off and incoherent thoughts just kept bubbling and turning in my head, constantly, without respite. Eventually an… Continue reading Fractured Sleep. (John)

Blog Elle

Patience (Elle)

I've been thinking about 'psychiatric time' – it works differently to 'normal' time, and if you have a mental illness you have to come to some accommodation with it. Patience is required. Psychiatric time just runs slower than normal time. We're dealing with human beings – not blood tests. We get brought up short the… Continue reading Patience (Elle)