By Mark Ellerby
Key Themes: Mental Health, Mental Illness, Schizophrenia, Personal Experience
A lot of people with mental health problems have a negative experience of hospitalisation and feel like the ward environment just makes things worse. However under the right conditions this will become more manageable depending on how long you are in for. This essay will give an account of this in terms of what is involved and how the experience can be improved
About the Author
My biographical history is very much dominated by schizophrenia which began at age 21. I had just graduated from university and starting a PhD. course in political philosophy. I had to give up my PhD. after a five year struggle with the illness due to a lack of information to hand about what hearing voices actually is.