During my time as a psychiatric patient, I was subject to all levels of prescribed safety measures put in place to reduce my risk of being successful in suicide. Here, I try to explain how these felt more like punishments and how unjust this felt when I had committed no crime.
Many assumptions are made about therapy, which can cause people who could benefit from the service to distrust it. This article will attempt to dissuade the negative mindset surrounding how therapy fits into the mental health industry.
One of the most common things we say to comfort a friend is, "I know how you feel"...but have you ever considered the effects of this seemingly innocent response?
A real-life reflection from a recovering codependent.