I had psychosis and was sectioned – nurses saved me from the brink
A few years ago, I was suffering with psychosis and was admitted to hospital under the Mental Health Act. I remained there for nearly two months. At the time I didn’t realise I was ill, despite hearing voices and experiencing major delusions. I have encountered many healthcare professionals since that time, but it has been the regular support from mental health nurses, especially out in the community, that has really kept me well, more than medication or appointments with psychiatrists or therapists.
A psychiatric ward can be a scary place for a patient; the nurses I came to know while living on the ward became beacons of stability.
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