5:00am Nurse takes my blood pressure. Breakfast. Alone… I have porridge, not too hot, not too cold, just right… I have yogurt and fresh fruit. I enjoy an omelette with cheese and bacon bits. I wash it down with a cup of coffee. I take my medicine with a glass of apple juice. I take…… Continue reading Day 14 post failed suicide attempt – There and back again…
5:00am Nurse checks blood pressure. Breakfast. Shower. The Psychiatrist informs the staff to tell me that he would only visit at 19:00 that evening. The Psychologist will only visit me at 15:00, so I have the morning to myself. I start to work on what the Psychiatrist asked the previous day, and I try to…… Continue reading Day 11 post failed suicide attempt – familiarity breeds contempt
5:00am Nurse take blood pressure. Breakfast Shower Wait… Nurse informs me that the Psychiatrist will only visit later that morning so I decide to take stock of the first week in this very interesting place called: Psychiatric Hospital. The 3 gentlemen sharing my room with me has different reasons why they find themselves in this…… Continue reading Day 7 post failed suicide attempt – roommates of a High-functioning Autistic Savant
Morning 5:00am on a Tuesday I wake up with the request from the nurse, who entered our room, to sit up and have my blood pressure monitored. She asks about my pain and for a moment I forgot what she was referring to… Oh, yes, now I recall…the scar on my wrist. I received 11…… Continue reading Day 3 post failed suicide attempt – High-Functioning Autistic Savant syndrome
The first day in a Psychiatric ward is not like in the movies. I did not know what to expect and had to follow instructions from nurses who have dealt with people with severe psychological issues, addiction, trauma, life-changing events and depression. I did not see myself in any of these categories… After my first…… Continue reading Day 1 in Psychiatric ward post failed suicide attempt – High-functioning Autistic Savant syndrome
Hi Boss Just some feedback after my session with my Psychiatrist today: SUCCESS Traumatic Grief The normal experience of grief is a deep sadness, a yearning for the past, often loneliness and a need to reach out for comfort. There may be initial shock and an inability to comprehend the reality of the loss, raw…… Continue reading Trauma recovery after failed suicide due to Autistic Burnout – Feedback to my Boss
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