Category: Mental health

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Unpalatable.

I often wish there was a way for other people to understand what it’s like to live with a life altering mental illness. Every time I meet another person I am doing my best to lock up any and all personality traits that will seem too invasive, too upsetting, too frightening. I measure every word […]

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Sir Duke And The Armpit

So this happened today and it seemed too funny not to share it.  

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Medication Speculation

One of the most challenging aspects of having psychiatric symptoms is the search for a medicine that can offer some relief to the sufferer, with the minimal amount of side effects interfering with the enjoyment of life. Meds come in different categories and target different parts of the brain. For example, this is an infographic […]

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Hello From Inside

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ C.G. Jung The first time I consciously remember experiencing the effects of PTSD, was […]

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I’m Sorry Too.

It has always been my policy to walk away from difficult relationships without making a scene, and see what happens. It’s a win-win strategic move. If the person doesn’t notice your exit, or doesn’t seem to mind, you know the time to move on has arrived, and feel no guilt or doubt for your exit. […]

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DID under Pressure

In some ways, art imitates life so perfectly, there is little more that needs to be said.  I have always loved music, and how it communicates feelings and ideas I do not always have the ability to personally express.  Some songs provide a perfect resonance match for situations I don’t have words to explain. This […]

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This time it will be different

I have notebooks all over the house filled with writing. Frustrated thoughts, helpful ideas, paranoid delusions all share the space of the unedited manifestations of my mind. I am filled with an unease when I review these entries. I don’t remember the certainty with which I wrote about ideas that don’t seem like my own. […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

This morning I received notices for what sound like two really fun events happening in our town on Saturday night. One is dinner, dance and celebration of the winter carnival. It’s a week of mostly outdoor events that encourage participation, trying new things, social time and some much needed outdoor time in what is truly […]