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Counter Arts

The Psych Ward

What’s it like?

A person peeks through a hole at the light
Photo by Dmitry Ratushny on Unsplash

Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

I’ve been hospitalized four times for bipolar disorder, in two different hospitals. Each time it was necessary for keeping me alive. Something in my brain wanted to kill me, and being in the hospital was difficult, even traumatizing, but ultimately lifesaving and imbued with hope.

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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers