John had been in the psychiatric hospital for the past six weeks and felt he was feeling a little better than when he first came in.
All his therapists kept telling him that he was progressing quite well especially when it came to his personal goal setting.
John wanted to be released so that he could go home to his family and carry on with his life but at the same time, he wasn’t sure if he could cope with the world the way it had been before his nervous breakdown.
This damned hospital had become too comfortable and he felt so much safer here than out there and that was the main problem.
During his last session with the psychiatrist, they discussed John’s release plans, the importance of follow-up appointments, and an outpatient therapy group.
On the day that John was to be released, he had a relapse, feeling anxious and overwhelmed about going home and it was too much for him to deal with, driving him over the edge and it was decided that John was not stable enough to return to the outside world.
© Susan Zutautas 2019
This six sentence story was written for this week’s challenge over at Girlie On The Edge.
Prompt word: Stable.