List five things you do for fun. This is going to be hard for me because you can’t count sleeping. I sleep to escape. Since this is twisting my arm, I will say 5 things besides sleeping that I do for fun. 1. Color They had us coloring in the psych ward and I enjoyedContinue reading “The Mad Woman’s View of Fun”
If you could make your pet understand one thing, what would it be? I have a dog named Gary and I actually wrote a blog about him (My Dog, Gary “Bear” Johnson). One thing I wish he would understand is that he has food and doesn’t need to eat out the trash. It makes himContinue reading “Writer’s Prompt of the Day”
As an introvert, going out amongst the people can be a bit hard but this podcast will always make me leave my home no matter what they call it. It is a beautiful atmosphere with blooming friendships and genuine loving and caring podcasters. This is not just a podcast, it is a family.
Men and women need to pay attention to their mental health. How
I haven’t had the best few weeks or maybe even months. Someone told me that tomorrow is Worldwide Bipolar Disorder Day and I don’t think that this post would be appropriate for that day because it’s not a very happy blog. For many years, I have been doing everything to better myself as a person. Continue reading “Hard Days Living with Bipolar Disorder”
Back Again Okay, 12 years ago, I had to go to Southern Maryland Hospital for getting extremely triggered by my father and cutting the tendons in my hand. I talked about it a little in The Story of My Mental Illness. Well, I found myself back at the same hospital although it is now Medstar SouthernContinue reading “Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One)”
Therapy is work. Are you up to the challenge?
A shower. Water pouring over us, in order to remain clean for society, and ourselves. It takes walking into the bathroom, undressing, turning the water on, waiting till it’s the right temp, making sure there is a clean towel nearby and clean clothes. It then takes stepping into the bathtub/shower, grabbing the body wash, shampoo,Continue reading “What’s the big deal? It’s just a shower!”
New meds can make you feel better but they are not a cure all. Medication, therapy, and other forms of therapy are still needed. Sometimes your emotions can overtake the meds and all the therapy you have gotten.
We have to erase the stigma of mental illness and become transparent, not just for ourselves, but for those we love that might be struggling as well.