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The Day the Psych Ward Caught Fire

Fiction — inspired by a true story

Photo by Zohre Nemati on Unsplash

From the moment I opened my eyes that morning, I had a piercing headache and a giant, ambiguous dread hanging over me. I felt as though I was bearing the entire world’s problems on my shoulders. To top it off, the dull yellow walls, bright hospital lights, and broken blinds of the window by my bed seemed to mock me. Instead of being a warm…

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Athena Milios

Athena Milios

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Canadian PharmD student with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Psychiatry. My passion is mental health-focused writing (creative non-fiction & poetry).