I rewrite my life.
I allow myself to experience mental illness, but I try to change the story.
In the new story, I stay out of Hospital.
I regret going into Hospital, and I wish I had managed to fight Depression at home.
I know that there was little care available locally, that I was bewildered by Depression, and I needed support.
I understand I had clear reasons for accepting a place in a Hospital.
But I still wish I had found a way to overcome all that, and had somehow managed to stay at home.
I have experienced stigma because I was an inpatient. I also became institutionalised.
I developed a fear of Hospitals, and try to avoid going to ER.
I lost trust in the medical profession, due to the practices I witnessed.
The experience left me with scars, and I wish I had avoided this episode.