Sh*t Psych Unit Staff Say

Sh*t Psych Unit Staff Say

*opens door at night & floods room with light every few minutes* You should try to sleep more!

“Brain on Fire” Film: A Look into the Fight for One’s Health

“Brain on Fire” Film: A Look into the Fight for One’s Health

  "Brain on Fire" is a film based on Susannah Cahalan's memoir "Brain on Fire."   *SPOILERS* This movie is worth watching. Please watch it or read the book before reading this post!   Issues the movie highlights: Patient issues not being taken seriously: For a significant portion of the movie, the doctors simply thought [...]

How I Passed the Time @UNCH… #Minions

How I Passed the Time @UNCH… #Minions

Dancing and creating choreography for a bipolar-inspired dance.   Being silly with new friends. 😉   Watching movies... and even the Superbowl... #Panthers ha   Trying to get people to participate in recreational therapy i.e. DANCE WITH ME!   Teaching myself how to play "House of the Rising Sun" on the keyboard.   Talking to [...]

Psych Ward Facts: Mulan Style

Psych Ward Facts: Mulan Style

  Hospital showers can be freezing. FREEZING.   Nurses may flood your room with light every 15 minutes... as you attempt to sleep... then act frustrated/confused the next morning over your lack of sleep... sigh...   Sometimes, you want a BREAK from people. Just a little break... but you are CONFINED TO THE PSYCHIATRIC FLOOR. [...]

My Hospital Story: As Told by ‘Psych’

My Hospital Story: As Told by ‘Psych’

    So... step out of the shower & hear a knocking on my bedroom door.   Guess who? The COPS. For ME? Ain't I sumthin'?   You really shouldn't have... REALLY.     Why, hello there. Welcome to my humble abode, officers.   So, I address their concerns and state that I know my [...]

Isolate the Patient, Isolate the Pain?

Isolate the Patient, Isolate the Pain?

While at Duke Health, half of the psychiatric floor was closed off. Why? For ONE PERSON. Yes.   Welcome to solitary confinement.   Now, yes, I'll admit: this person was a bit 'off'. He was offensive, loud, rude... interesting, unique, intriguing... Naturally, others fixated on the negatives. Complaints from others may have been the reason [...]