‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’ interrogates the original ideal that the asylum represented – a place of refuge, sanctuary and care – and asks whether and how it could be reclaimed. This blog series intends to showcase as many different voices and perspectives from people with lived experience of mental ill health and explore their ideas of personal asylum.
The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous, but was involved in producing work alongside the Our Voices, an audio co-production project.
I got the idea for this piece from my own experience of psychosis, which was terrifying, but also strangely intriguing. I wanted to make something that would give listeners greater understanding of what happened to me, which I still can’t explain in words; they’re not enough and I can’t find the right ones anyway. Listen to Internal Reality below. Continue reading