"Psychiatry is driving me mad: a blog about mental health & stuff" with a picture of pill bottles.


This blog is nothing special or unique. I can't promise that it will offer you, the reader, any form of new or shiny insights into the world of mental health. It's just me and my thoughts. My name is Wren, I am an autistic, lesbian, abuse survivor in the UK, and before discharging myself from services in February 2022, I experienced 10 years of NHS mental health care. I decided to start this blog in May 2020 because I need a void into which I may freely shout.


I write (and plan to write) about topics relevant to my life, which include mental illness, trauma, child abuse, psychiatry, sexual assault, autism, suicide, the catholic church, borderline personality disorder, and self harm. I have a particular interest in harm caused by mental health care provision, including how the everyday workings of services can be traumatising; and how the withholding of care can be abusive and harmful. There may be huge gaps in posts while I'm away being mad.


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