Αληθινή ιστορία: Βελονάκι βοηθά στην Psych Ward

με Kathryn επί Αύγουστος 21, 2012 · 3 σχόλια

σε Πλέκω Υγείας

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Όπως οι περισσότεροι από εσάς γνωρίζετε, το βιβλίο μου Βελονάκι μου έσωσαν τη ζωή δεν περιλαμβάνει την ιστορία μου από βελονάκι για να θεραπεύσει από την κατάθλιψη, αλλά περιλαμβάνει επίσης τις ιστορίες του ένα ευρύ φάσμα των των γυναικών που γαντζώνονται για να επουλωθούν. Η έρευνα για το βιβλίο μπορεί να είναι πλήρης τώρα, αλλά εξακολουθώ να είμαι πάντα ευτυχής να ακούσω, και το μερίδιο, οι ιστορίες που έχουν άλλες γυναίκες σχετικά με το πώς βελονάκι τους βοήθησε σε μια δύσκολη στιγμή. Εδώ είναι μία από εκείνες τις ιστορίες, που πρόσφατα μου έστειλε από Laura της Η υπόθεση πλέκω.

Η ιστορία της Laura

Βελονάκι μου έσωσε τη ζωή. Μετά από να χάσει ένα μωρό μέσα της εγκυμοσύνης, μια ανάλυση της σχέσης και η απώλεια 
 φιλίες λόγω της αδυναμίας τους να αντιμετωπίσουν την απώλεια μου και 
 μετέπειτα ψυχωτικό επεισόδιο μου, η οποία διήρκεσε αρκετούς μήνες, γάντζο 
 μου έσωσε τη ζωή μου.

Βρήκα τον εαυτό μου στην ψυχιατρική πτέρυγα ενός νοσοκομείου NSW South Coast 
 αφού έκανε αρκετές προσπάθειες για τη δική μου ζωή (η 
 τελευταία ήταν το «καλύτερο’ ακόμη). Μετά την πρώτη εβδομάδα (once the doctors
 knew I wasout of the woodswhen the final blood test showed that I 
had not damaged my liver with the massive overdose of over the counter
 drugs), my mother arrived with my hooks and some yarn to keep me busy.
The staff were apprehensive at firstshoelaces and belts were not
 allowed for obvious reasons, and here I was being given an implement
 which could possibly be shoved through an eye along with miles and miles of string.

I was not allowed to take my work to my room, being 
relegated to only crocheting in the common areas where they could see
 what I was doing at all times … πηγαίνετε αριθμός… there were people there
 much more unstable and unpredictable than me!


 The yarn, and the hook together was calmingcounting stitches, the
 feel of the yarn and the movement of the hook. It was also reassuring (I CAN do 
something worthwhile. I AM creative. I am NOT a complete failure. My 
body can and WILL do what I want it to do.) And it was purposeful.

By the time
 the third week of my internment rolled around, I was allowed to go for
 short walks outsideunsupervisedAND I could take my crochet with me
 anywhere I wanted! By the fourth week I had made beanies for several
 other ‘inmatesand even scarves for a few of the staff; they all
 paid for them too! I was allowed to go home at the beginning of the
 fifth week and have been on an upward journey since then, as if eac h
item I crochet has been another stepping stone to recovery.

Crochet in Mental Hospitals

As Laura has pointed out, crochet sometimes faces limitations of use in mental hospitals, psych wards, prisons and other settings where there is concern that a hook and some yarn could be used for the patient to do self-harm or harm to others. Ωστόσο, I’ve seen that in many of these settings the patient can work with staff to find a way to be allowed to crochet because it is increasingly recognized as a therapeutic tool. It is my deep hope that my book, Βελονάκι μου έσωσαν τη ζωή, will help spread the word a little bit about the healing nature of crochet and encourage more widespread use of therapeutic crafting in settings like this.

Do you have a crochet health story that you want to share? Email it to me using the contact page on this website. Let me know that you give me permission to share the story on the blog and include any links to blogs/ social accounts that you want to include if people want to reach you. (You can also choose to remain anonymous if you tell me that’s what you want.)

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My heart goes out to Laura-what a brave and beautiful story. I also have so much admiration and respect for the fact that Laura shared her story with others, especially after rejection from friends who couldn't deal with her loss.

I believe a key element in almost all crochet survival and healing stories is in one way or another linked to the idea of service to others. Although Laura was in terrible mental pain-she still was able to lift herself up by shaing her work with others. In addition-the fact that some people were willing to purchase her work had to be an enormous boost to her self-confidence.

I read that in general, crocheters most often make pieces for gifts and charity. I think that says a lot about the crochet community and why I'm proud to be a tiny part of it. Thanks to Laura and to Kathryn!

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