"I fell from the dizzying heights of hypomania down to soul crushing depression and back up again, over and over again"27 April 2020
'I've had psychosis before and recovered in months – I shouldn't be locked up for years'17 April 2020
Indefinite isolation is anything but a ‘new normal’ for the thousands of patients diagnosed with mental illnesses cooped up in 60 medium-secure mental health hospitals dotted across England and Wales. The majority know neither when they will be discharged, nor what specifically they need to demonstrate in order to regain their liberty. Mental Health Today spent time with a handful of patients just prior to the wider world falling under a desperate lockdown of its own. This interview is the third in our In Secure series.