Category Archives: Mental Illness Personal

A post about nothing

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Do you ever have the itches in your fingers to just write something, anything?  The feeling that there are words just bursting under the surface but they don’t seem to want to come together.  I worry that if I open the floodgates that it will result in a jumbled mess.Writing has always been a kind of therapy for me.  I have journals filled with scribbles, an emptying of my mind.  However the last 12 months there has been some kind of block there.  I don’t know if it’s anxiety that is stopping me or if it’s a lack of motivation.  I don’t know if I am scared to write or too tired to make the effort.

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The realities of an insanity defense

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*The following post is an account of my experience with seeking a mental health defense.  If you or someone else believes that they have a case of a mental health defense please seek legal advice.*

Every time a person commits a crime that people believe is out of the scope of a mentally well person, the comment sections of news sites are filled with comments about the person ‘getting away with it’ because they are mentally ill.  Almost 8 years ago I committed a crime.  A crime that is classified as a violent crime.  I was mentally unwell, and yet I didn’t ‘get away’ with anything.

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