Today I took the day off from going to PHP #4. I’m absolutely tired of and overwhelmed by it. The program is skills-based, which means the therapists teach us skills aimed at like, improving our outlook and tamping down anxiety. I’ve already used a few of the skills, myself. But the knowledge doesn’t come easy.… Read More A Day Off From PHP
via 💚💚💚 May 2018: Mental Health Awareness Month Share Because You Care Be A Mentor💚💚💚 Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has put a call out for us to gather our links in the comments and reblog the original post in order to create and/or expand WP’s mental health community, where we can mentor each other regarding… Read More Become a Mental Health Mentor!
When I was figuring out what to write about today, this paragraph from my previous post popped up. “Relatives might ask where I am. Others might think I’m disrespectful for not being there. If I was there, I can only imagine the deluge of questions. Why’s your hair that color? Do you think you’re still… Read More Self-Stigmatization
NOTE: This is a retrospective post. I woke up in the psych ER at ECT Hospital. It was about 5:00 AM, and no one had talked to us, as promised. My husband was slumped in a chair, asleep. It didn’t look comfortable at all — I had a bed. I woke him up and insisted… Read More The Ride
I should have put off doing the Song-Off until today because today’s daily prompt is, of course, song. Ah, well. I have other things to write about! About a month ago, my sister, brother-in-law, husband and I made plans to do an escape room game last night. And I didn’t cancel, even though we had… Read More The Escape Game
I hadn’t realized how much PHP would deplete my energy. First of all, I’m not used to being anywhere by 9:30 AM. Usually, I’m still debating whether or not to take a shower. And PHP, to me, is a long day: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Sure, when I’m home, I use that time to… Read More First Week of PHP: Done — Well, Sort of
My (temporary/PHP 4) psychiatrist and I met, and I expressed that I didn’t think the Klonopin was no longer doing anything for me. So he suggested slowly switching from Klonopin to Gabapentin. I almost laughed out loud because our cats, Hee Seop and Angelo, both take Gabapentin before seeing the vet; in fact, it’s requested… Read More From Klonopin to Gabapentin & Cats