Tag: psychosis

Losing Control – By Charlotte Farhan – Creative Writing

Losing Control The mechanics within my mind make a clunking sound, grinding wheels against each other, like fingernails on a chalkboard – the sound vibrates through my ears making my eyes weep. This pain occurs intensely, it’s sensory – losing control of reality. Am…

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Now I lay me down to sleep – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Now I lay me down to sleep - By Charlotte Farhan

Now I lay me down to sleep – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan – outsider art on mental illness

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Halloween and the stigmatisation of mental illness

It is that time of year again – All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween is upon us and has been all weekend, it is a celebration, a ritual and a chance to party with friends, adorning costumes and different personas for one night. With the nights drawing…

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Waking up from Terror to Panic – PTSD Awake and Asleep

Art by Charlotte Farhan

Waking up this morning was a torturous affair, opening my eyes, feeling that sensation in my stomach, the one that feels as if you dropped off the earth but your body is still looking over the edge waving you goodbye. It feels like sinking…

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Amadeus the Poodle with a Purpose and his First Week – Psychiatric Assistance Dog

As you may be aware in the recent months a campaign has been launched for me to have a psychiatric assistance dog through GoFundMe. Well on the 21st of May 2016 we finally went and got our puppy Amadeus, a standard black male poodle….

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Charlotte Needs an Assistance Dog – Please help me have a better, more independent life.

Charlotte Needs an Assistance Dog

  My friend, surrogate sister and colleague Lisa Reeve has very kindly started a fundraiser for me to get the assistance psychiatric dog which I desperately need so that I can live a more independent life and access more help for my sever and complex…

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Opening Yourself up Within Therapy – Dealing with the Intensity of Reliving

Art By Charlotte Farhan

Waking up from the intensity of nightmares and night-terrors, feels a though you have been battered black and blue emotionally and physically. The hell of thinking within your unconscious dream state that you are trapped in this dystopian creation of your own afflicted mind,…

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Why is Severe Mental Illness left untreated in the NHS Mental Health Services

Art By Charlotte Farhan

The mental health system in the UK which is provided by the NHS is failing people like me everyday; so lets see why? Here is what the NHS have to say about accessing mental health services in the UK: Mental health, emotional wellbeing and…

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On the Borderline – Neurosis and Psychosis and the Tightrope we Walk Daily

Neurosis and Psychosis - By Charlotte Farhan

  Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. (Thomas Szasz) Now…

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