I’ve Been Committed To A Psych Ward Three Times — And It Never Helped

“As Bly’s anecdotes, and my own, indicate, a primary feature of the experience of staying in a psychiatric hospital is that you will not be believed about anything. A corollary to this feature: Things will be believed about you that are not at all true.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jan 29, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,988 words)

Perdition Days

Esmé Weijun Wang writing for The Toast on her experience with psychosis: “Let’s note that I write this while experiencing psychosis, and that much of this has been written during a strain of psychosis known as Cotard’s delusion, in which the patient believes that she is dead. What the writer’s confused state means to either of us is not beside the point, because it is the point. The point is that I am in here, somewhere: cogito ergo sum.”

Source: The Toast
Published: Jun 25, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4,434 words)