Staying Out of the Hospital - a guide to surviving psychosis
This zine contains a series of suggestions to help people who undergo psychosis deal with the experience, and hopefully prevent the need of hospitalization. It is meant specifically to help with the period of psychosis itself, in it's earlier and more manageable stages, though some of the advice will be applicable to maintaining positive mental health at every level. These are ultimately suggestions, based on my own experiences of psychosis and resulting reality shifts, but I hope the advice rings true across the spectrum of altered mental states.
The aim of this is to promote a greater degree of self awareness, self control and self determination. Control your experiences, don't let them control you!
Written and published by Jim Hindle, 2005, in the UK.
This US Letter sized PDF was produced in Santa Cruz, CA in 2009.
Distribute freely, but credit the author.
The "read" file is for reading on your computer screen.
The "imposed" file is for printing.
For best printing results, use a laser printer and set it to print double sided (short edge binding).