I am far too chaotic at the moment to have the responsibility of my own Elf on the Shelf but if you follow any elf’s journey, it has to be this one.
As you know I’ve been on a Psychiatric ward – and this elf (whilst he’s not based on any one person’s story) gives a funny, honest and stark look inside life on a unit.
Seriously don’t know why they won’t let me go home. Everyone’s completing overreacting! I think I’m perfectly fine. There’s people way worse than me! I mean it’s my body, surely I can do what i like. I better get to go home soon! I can’t be stuck in here for Christmas. I mean what if Santa can’t cope without me
I feel great! I’ve been cartwheeling around the living room! I couldn’t feel any better! I should be home for Christmas! I’m happy! I’m fixed! The staff keep saying I’m elated. That I’m manic. They keep offering me pills. Why don’t they want me to be happy? I like being happy. Santas happy. I’m like Santa. It’s good to be happy. Everyone likes happiness!
Thought I’d hide from my nurse. It’s funny. She doesn’t think so! She says this is a hospital not a playground and that I’m being childish! Well I didn’t choose to be here! I’d go to a playground if they let me. I’m sectioned. So what’s she gonna do about it! Nothingggggg! She can’t nerrr nerrrr nerrrr ? Catch me if you can!
They’ve turned off the TV because it’s midnight! Apparently it’s the rules. It’s like prison here! I know it’s because they want me asleep so they can have a easy shift. Well mot happening! Not a chance! I will protest until they put the TV back on! Midnight isn’t bedtime! Santa is always awake at midnight! And rudolf! And Dasher! And Dancer! And Prancer! And Vixen! And Comet! And Cupid! And Donna! And Blitzen! So no I’m not sleeping! I will stand for what I believe in! They will no longer be allowed to withhold my basic human rights! No longer will I be another victim of institutional abuse! Join my campaign. Fight for what is right and fair I WON’T BE MOVED I WANT THE TV!
So yesterday going off the ward gave me a taste for freedom. When I got back I managed to climb the fence and get our. The police found me a little time later. I tried pretending to be someone else but apparently the description matched me perfectly. They made me go in the back of the van. I felt like a criminal. I begged them not to take me back but they wouldn’t listen. Now all the staff are angry with me. I think mummy is too as she was woke at 3am by the police. I didn’t mean to cause trouble. I just don’t want to be here. I’ve got to see the doctor tomorrow. I bet he’s real angry. I bet he tells Santa to put me on the naughty list
Guys Santa came to the ward and said I no longer need to be on my section! I’m going home for Christmas!!!!! The staff have been lovely. Some patients are lovely and il miss them. But some patients I hate so I’m glad I don’t have to see them again. They’ve told me to keep safe and contact them if I need them. But I don’t need them. I’m freeeeeeeeew
Well through sharing my journey I’ve made some amazing friends. Thanks for the support! The doctor hugged me in such a therapeutic way as I left the unit. He wished me well and passed on a little advice…. Mental elf is not a choice. But life choices can impact both positively and negatively on your mental elf. So make wise choices and live live to the fullest. So I’m taking that advice and making good choices. Hydrating myself, playing card games to bring the family together and engage the brain. I’m going to make my doctor proud and show him how well I’m doing. I want to change the world and help others. Just like Santa For now I’m doing well and therefore will no longer be posting. But I feel relieved to know if I did get ill again, such as in December never year, id have you guys here to support me So for how I bid you farewell. Eat well. Sleep well. Medicate well. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!