Journey around the ward



My name is Ida Väisänen. After training as a journalist I found myself in my first job in northern England, a whole new chapter in front of me.

However, things didn’t go as planned. Only a few months later I became increasingly ill with depression. As my health deteriorated, I began to self-harm, attempted to take my own life and was finally hospitalised for almost three months.

Then and only then did things come to a halt. I had two choices, either get better or die.

From that decision, the journey towards recovery began.

Join me!


This photo was taken soon after my suicide attempt and two weeks before I was hospitalised for 80 days.