The latest issue of The New Yorker magazine has a Personal History article called “The Hospital: Finding a Way Back from Suicide.” It’s an insider’s view of being suicidal and consequently spending time in a psychiatric hospital. As someone who’s also lived that story, it was interesting to read someone else’s perspective.
I wrote a collection of poems based on being bipolar which included some pieces that took place in the hospital while on Suicide Watch. But now I’m thinking about maybe writing a short memoir or article of sorts about my own experiences.
Putting those types of things “out there” for others to read is scary. I have tremendous respect for the man who wrote the article in The New Yorker. Wow. So vulnerable and brave. I feel vulnerable and afraid just writing this tiny blog post.