The Beginning

Below is a picture of me taken on Long Beach, Koh Lanta on 1st January 2015. I was already well on my way to wild mania at this point but it was the magic mushrooms I took a couple of days later that really pushed me over the edge. By 15th January I had asked for an intervention by my friends Kerry and Megan. I was out of control and I knew it. The rest of what happened is a blur and I am trying to piece together my memory bit by bit. Waking up in Bangkok hospital was terrifying. I thought I had been there for years and years when it turned out to only be a few days. I stayed in hospital for one week and was then discharged by the incredible (former Miss Thailand) director, Dr Birth, who diagnosed me with Bipolar disorder. This diagnosis allowed me to leave the hospital and stay at my sister in laws house for a few weeks before making it back to England on 26th February. The diagnosis has now been changed to unknown. I am hoping it was a one off psychotic breakdown but there is a 51% chance of relapse in the first year so I have to stay in England to be monitored by the early intervention team.


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