carol anne. 5 things about me that you maybe didnt know

hi guys
not sleeping here so decided to blog. am gonna write a couple of things for my followers that maybe you never knew about me if you never followed my old blog. so here goes. comments and feedback appreciated. these things are mostly about my mental health.

i’ve been on a locked psych unit. twice. for a week each time. it was not pleasant. the atmosphere was not good. patients were really violent and actually so was i, well liz, but well we were nuts at the time.

i’ve been arrested under the power of the mental health act here in ireland. basically that means the police came and arrested me and took me to a police station and got me seen by a psychiatrist and assessed to see if i needed to go into hospital. that was because the police caught us self harming.

one time while we were in the hospital i tried to kill myself by trying to suffocate myself in the bathroom. a nurse found me though before i did anything that was too serious.

during another hospitalisation i tried to scald myself with hot coffee, i was really suicidal and just wanted to end it. i had a cup of coffee and i tried to throw it over my arms to burn myself.

Yeah, i know i’m a little nuts. Thats what having did and ptsd does to a person. It makes you kinda very uh crazy.

Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

26 thoughts on “carol anne. 5 things about me that you maybe didnt know”

  1. You’re awesome, you know that? You’ve been through so much and survived it all. You’re strong and courageous and a real fighter. I am proud to be your friend xx

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  2. I didn’t realise the guards could arrest someone for self harm ๐Ÿ˜ฎ living with mental health problems in Ireland is hard. On the public system anyway. I don’t know what its like if one has the money to spend on psychologists and the likes. The town I’m in has no support for mental health and my PTSD stops me from being able to drive a car to be able to get to where the help is. It’s a tough world but getting through it and out the other side is worth the fight. You are so strong to have gone through so much. โค

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    1. Are you in Ireland to, I am in Cork, in the city, I have a good team around me, my psychiatrist Dr Barry is excellent, I have a community psychiatric nurse now two and a social worker and an occupational therapist and a psychotherapist, but my psychotherapist is private, I’m in the public system though for my mental health.


      1. Yeah I live in Mayo ๐Ÿ™‚ you have a lot of good people helping you by the sounds of it, I didnt realise you live with DID you really are so strong. I haven’t seen anyone now in just under a year now it’s difficult being far away from professionals but i do manage just about with support from some family. Resources must be so much better in the cities.

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      2. Yeah, I think they are, we have a couple of different things, like a home-based crisis team, and the weekend team, who will see you on the weekends or the home-based crisis team is to keep you out of hospital, I don’t see the crisis team because of my did diagnosis, I just see my consultant, she hospitalise me if I need to be hospitalised, she is very good and listens and really is wonderful


      3. It sounds like you’ve got a lot of support and help. It’s brilliant to find someone like your consultant she sounds lovely. I’ve always struggled with finding someone that I connect with and feel comfortable to talk to.


      4. I used to struggle with that too before. I had a really hard time up until i met dr. Barry. She is young and just makes it so easy and she is so lovely. I hope you find someone soon that you can connect with. xxx

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  3. Yeah, I didn’t know these things about you. I’m so sorry you had to come through that all. I’m glad it’s over and that you feel better and safer now, hopefully that won’t happen to you again.


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