sciencefictiongallery:

Ian Miller - A Maze of Death, 1973.

(Reblogged from iliveonmycdrive)

Today’s portable coffee-table browse and read book. :) My parents went to the Isle of Lewis of Scotland and bought me back this superb little book about the famous Lewis Chess Pieces. :) #book #chess #medieval

zeichenwege:

(1067) iOSnobs


Love this (just don’t tell my ipad and iphone ;) )

zeichenwege:

(1067) iOSnobs

Love this (just don’t tell my ipad and iphone ;) )

(Reblogged from zeichenwege)

depressedonmeds:

Art work from the mental ward.

My opinion though. It drew tears to my eyes. I see it as someone being bipolar and the “normal” one is comforting the broken and helpless side.

(Reblogged from depressedonmeds)

thekrakening:

billiambabble:

Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leics, UK
I don’t think security would have let me take a photograph but here is a sketch of the front entrance to the Bradgate Mental Health Unit (run by the NHS Leicestershire Partnership Trust), where my partner is staying without a bed. Today’s emails with customer services implied that staff are not looking beyond the ward (to other wards, other units) for a suitable room, and that whilst she has a bed in a public dorm (which she is terrified by), that she must wait for a room to become available on that ward, if at all. The skin on her swollen legs is weeping fluid (a medication side effect, she is only 37) and she is told to keep her legs up - not so easy on chairs. She tries to stay up most nights at a chair and table, and dozes in the day in a more comfortable chair. The ward is warm, sometimes the fluid smells. She is unwell and suicidal. This is the same organization which sent her home after myself and police saved her from a suicide attempt (catching buses to a motorway bridge), whereupon she took then took a massive overdose. She was rushed to A&E and eventually admitted to the Bradgate’ She does not want to be in hospital, she wanted to be dead, she is treated like a trouble maker and time waster. Staff don’t seem to register that their action may amount to neglect. This all happened within two weeks of returning home after an eight month stay in hospital, I don’t understand why we always have to start from scratch. I also don’t trust their complaints procedure as I believe it just results in prejudicial treatment in the short term. If nothing changes soon, I think I will “go public” with everything. I have already been sending information on this to the Care Quality Commision.

Tonight will be the 10th night she won’t have slept in a bed.

this is horrible. Spread the word and I hope your partner gets the care she rightfully deserves.

Thank you ! :)

(Reblogged from thekrakening)

the-ankle-rocker:

They were not sad for the monkey, or about the monkey.

They were just sad, and there was a monkey…

(Reblogged from giraffevomit)

Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leics, UK
I don’t think security would have let me take a photograph but here is a sketch of the front entrance to the Bradgate Mental Health Unit (run by the NHS Leicestershire Partnership Trust), where my partner is staying without a bed. Today’s emails with customer services implied that staff are not looking beyond the ward (to other wards, other units) for a suitable room, and that whilst she has a bed in a public dorm (which she is terrified by), that she must wait for a room to become available on that ward, if at all. The skin on her swollen legs is weeping fluid (a medication side effect, she is only 37) and she is told to keep her legs up - not so easy on chairs. She tries to stay up most nights at a chair and table, and dozes in the day in a more comfortable chair. The ward is warm, sometimes the fluid smells. She is unwell and suicidal. This is the same organization which sent her home after myself and police saved her from a suicide attempt (catching buses to a motorway bridge), whereupon she took then took a massive overdose. She was rushed to A&E and eventually admitted to the Bradgate’ She does not want to be in hospital, she wanted to be dead, she is treated like a trouble maker and time waster. Staff don’t seem to register that their action may amount to neglect. This all happened within two weeks of returning home after an eight month stay in hospital, I don’t understand why we always have to start from scratch. I also don’t trust their complaints procedure as I believe it just results in prejudicial treatment in the short term. If nothing changes soon, I think I will “go public” with everything. I have already been sending information on this to the Care Quality Commision.

Tonight will be the 9th night she won’t have slept in a bed. Edit: 10th night.

Making use of patients’ protected mealtime by getting outside sketching the front of the Bradgate Mental Health Unit. #visitinghours #Leics #mentalhealth

Portable tech needs portable power ! :)

#x-wing #minis in front of my partner’s Shakespeare collection. (Very low light photo taken with iPad and manipulated in #Snapseed app) #starwars #tabletop

We have a cat down! 20ccs of catnip, stat!

Prepainted models for the #x-wing game

Letters have been sent, people in the know already know, but it makes me feel a bit better to just put the occasional statement “out there”. (Apologies, our normal programming will resume soon) my partner is generally coping okay, and some of the seats are comfortable and she feels safe but drained. She has a mental health advocate who can represent her and write letters, but ward time is super slow. It takes about three days to get anything done. Thanks for all the comments of support so far. The staff were a lot less guarded with me today. #mentalhealth #NHS #mentalhealthward #MH (UK) #twitter

Monster #doodle in my notebook whilst keeping a very rough record of my partner’s care on the ward. The crazy monsters will keep me sane. ;)