Fifteen Things I Learned from Inside a Psychiatric Ward


What the words “Code Grey” meant
How to protect myself
Take your meds

About the holes in the walls
Don’t wear shoe laces, have zippers or strings
To share how you got there
To tell the same story over and over again to the caseworkers
Listen

Take it all in
Don’t eat the food
Don’t overshare or you'll get a longer stay
The word “Coping”

Cover your wrists
Talk less
Stop

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