Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

The Day I Was Locked Away

How hospitalization helped me gain control of my life

Three years ago, I left work for a therapy session. An hour later, my dad was driving me to be checked into a behavioral hospital.

My depression and mismanaged medications had ravaged the person I once was, leaving just a hollow husk of a person. And I was on my way to forfeit any semblance of control…



We don't talk enough about mental health.

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Rachel Drane

Fiction/Non-Fiction Writer & Poet. Pole Dancer. Lover. Mental Health Advocate. Painter. Singer. Myers-Briggs PBNJ. She/Her.