Declared Insane

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Oh Dear God,

I am doomed!

Found to be lacking

in mental capacity.

Deemed unfit to live

in decent society.

Accused of heinous

deeds,

irresponsbilities

unforgiveable.

 

A scourge to be

banished

ne’er to breathe

freedom

I stand accused.

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Asthma

Hysteria

Laziness

Novel reading

Medicine to prevent conception

Overaction of the mind

Uterine derangement

Women trouble

Superstition

Grief

Spinal irritation

Gathering in the head

Periodical fits

Dissolute habits

Overtaxing mental powers

Hereditary predisposition

Dropsy
Time

of

Life

F
E

M

A

L

E

D

I

S

E

A

S

E

 

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Discard me!

Useless trash!

Unworthy trollop!

I shrivel

in the corner

dying a slow death

day by day

a

hundred

years

till

one day

I breathe no more.

At last

I am free!

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Dedicated to all the lost souls who lived in such harsh times.

This is a list of reasons for admission to a lunatic asylum between 1864 – 1889

 

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© Raili Tanska

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15 thoughts on “Declared Insane

      1. It can be very hard. I loved the clinical work, although not at the ‘pointy end’. My forte was in rehabilitation.The politics and the never ending restructures to ‘improve’ systems that just went round and round in never ending circles finally got too much for me and I left. It was a good decision for me.

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      2. This was the same reason I quit! Unethical things being asked of me, not getting paid and/or facilities closing. The final straw was the red tape that I didn’t “pass” and I was going to have to pay high fees to redo their endless hoops, to only argue with insurance companies just to get paid a little bit of money. I left. Now I work for myself as a pet sitter, lol! I didn’t need a college degree for that! I love it much more. I do wish writing poetry paid though. It’s my first love.

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      3. I can relate to all of that. I have been saying for years that the only way I can see the health system changing is for it to be rebuilt from scratch! I started getting chest pain, spent a day in ED, was assessed by a cardiologist,put on anti-hypertensives. Three months after resigning my blood pressure plummeted and I quit taking the tablets. Haven’t needed them since. Stress. I love writing too and am dabbling in MLM (hoping it will work for me on-line).

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  1. So sad to be incarcerated for such a normal things nowadays. Bad company hit me. Gosh all the criminals of today and drug users would be in a mental asylum in the late 1800 ‘s.
    Thank goodness, we have come a long way since then or nearly everybody would be a candidate to be put away in this day and age with all its stresses and anxieties.

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