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Hoodie Ties

delilah lapDoes my hooded sweatshirt have a tie at the hood? This will differentiate one from another. If it is pre-war, pre-hospitalization for being a danger to myself or others, it will be missing its string. After all, a hoodie string is a deadly weapon. Didn’t you know that? I do, because I’ve been taught by nurses and hospital staff.

When you are locked on a psych ward you learn how everything can become a hazard – hoodie strings, hair dryer cords, leg razors, metal utensils. You learn. You are denied all of these items. And when you are out you value them a whole lot more.

Today as I write this I am wearing a pocketed hooded sweatshirt with the tie intact. That is progress. I’ve had this sweatshirt  for two years.

It’s funny how something so insignificant can make you feel so powerful.

Hoodie Ties

Elaina J. Martin

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Martin, E. (2014). Hoodie Ties. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 23, 2019, from


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