Midnight In April


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By Madeline Reid

ISBN: 978-1-84991-931-9
Published: 2013
Pages: 58
Key Themes: Mental Health, Poetry, Psychosis


Midnight in April is a new collection of poetry following a young girls journey through the foreign, bizarre and sometimes terrifying world of psychosis. Along the way we met the daemon voice, specialists A to Z, the inpatients and outpatients, the people who want to dont want to help and the people in charge. Through the different phases and stages of mental illness we are taken on a journey until we reach the point of conclusion, that even if one does not recover from a mental illness, there are many different ways of managing and living with it.

About the Author

Madeline Reid was born on the 8th of December 1994 in Auckland, New Zealand. She studied English, Music, Classics, Geography and History at Epsom Girls Grammar School until she became unwell in 2011.

After high temperatures/fevers from a throat infection, Madeline developed symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, anxiety and depression when she was sixteen years old. She was diagnosed with psychosis in October, 2011. These poems were written during the period of diagnosis and recovery.

Madeline was also recently diagnosed with Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and was accepted by the University of Auckland where she is studying English, Creative Writing, Classical Studies and Ethnomusicology.

The events in this book are primarily the work of fiction and are not autobiographical, but draw on personal experiences.

Today she is still recovering from AIWS, but has made a full recovery from her psychotic episode.


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