Katy Gray
Katy Gray is a mental health blogger who writes at Schizophrenia Sucks. She developed the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia at 18, but wasn't diagnosed until the age of 21.

Entries by Katy Gray

A Day in the Life of a Paranoid Schizophrenic

(7) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 8:00 PM

It's 9:45am when my mum comes into my room to wake me up. This is early for me. Despite my medication being quite sedating, I'm rarely asleep before 1 am. And because of the sedation, I need at least 10 hours sleep to be able to function properly all day....

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What's Schizophrenia Like?

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Last year, I wrote a post on my personal blog about what it's like to have schizophrenia. This post is more about what schizophrenia, the monster itself, is like. Or at least, what it's like for me.

Seven years ago, the monster called schizophrenia introduced itself to me through an...

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The Truth About 'Mental Patients'

(10) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 8:00 PM

The first time I was on a psychiatric ward was in 2008 when I was 20. If I'm honest, I was petrified. In my mind, the other patients were going to murder me in my sleep or I'd have to protect myself from brutal people wanting to beat me up.

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The Real Dangers of Self-Stigmatization

(38) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Being sectioned and locked in a hospital ward wasn't on my bucket list, but it's something that has happened to me twice. The first time, I...

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