"Deep down I am really grateful"
About: Wathwood Hospital Wathwood Hospital S63 7TQ
Posted by Ata (as ),
I’ve been at Wathwood for 17 months. I was pretty ill at the time. After a few months I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t realise I had any illness but once I had accepted the illness and come to terms with reality and my offences, I wanted to get appropriate care and support to prevent relapse and become stable.
Gaining insight into the illness and medication I put a picture together of how to cope with the illness and the situation:
Be open and honest and you will do yourself a favour.
Try to gain better insight into your illness. Work with everyone to achieve this and to keep on top of your relapse prevention.
Deep down I am really grateful.
I’m here for treatment not punishment.
I work with the Wathwood Team to equip myself to deal with the illness and they help me to do this.
I’ve got a fantastic doctor, words can’t describe how good he is.