Well, this is my environment right now. It's not exactly Torremolinos but it is a place of safety and care where people with mental illness issues can receive the assistance they require.
When first arriving here the experience can be very strange and disorienting especially when coming across patients with schizoid issues rather than neurotic symptoms. I've been here a week now and it seems as though I will be here most of this week also. I'm starting to become institutionalised and quite dependent on the hospital routines.
Half of me wants to be here in this place of safety whilst the other half wants to be away and back to freedom. However, I have decided to take the advice of the medical staff and 'go with the flow'.
I have the status of an informal patient but there are issues around supervision bearing in mind the overdose I took. If I would like to go out I must therefore be escorted and that takes a bit of getting used to. However, so much has changed in my life since that fateful evening. I simply don't know where all this is going to go. I will just have to see.