I’m sorry I haven’t replied to your comments. After seeing my therapist and continued communication with my psychiatrist, we decided that I should go to the hospital, which is where I am right now. I’ll likely be admitted; if so, my husband will try to provide updates. Thank you all so much for the positive… Read More UPDATE 3/23/18
⚠️⚠️⚠️!!!TRIGGER WARNING!!!⚠️⚠️⚠️ NOTE: This post graphically discusses self-harm. If this is a trigger for you, please do not read further. ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ Happiness is not a foreign concept to me. As I mentioned yesterday, I had a salon appointment. My nail tech did, indeed, ask about the bandages on my arm, and I muttered something… Read More I Cut Again
⚠️⚠️⚠️!!!TRIGGER WARNING!!!⚠️⚠️⚠️ NOTE: This post graphically discusses self-harm. If this is a trigger for you, please do not read further. ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ Even though my husband and I had a great time on our recent trip, I felt depressed during our time away, and now it’s worse. He usually works from home, not to keep… Read More I Cut for the First Time in Years
I can only speak for myself and my own illnesses (bipolar, anxiety), but I think many can relate to having an invisible illness. “But you seem fine.” “You don’t seem depressed.” I get this a lot, especially the latter. Well, I am depressed. It’s just that my affect is that of a person who is… Read More Living With an Invisible Illness
Thank you to orange walls for nominating me for . . . . . . and you should definitely check out her blog, especially if you want to know why she calls it orange walls! Recently she blogged about various mood tracker apps, which is certainly worth a read. Sunshine Blogger Award Rules: The Sunshine Blogger… Read More Sunshine Blogger Award #2!
This is the last post I’ll write about this experience, I promise! First of all, my stay there was very therapeutic, in terms of maintaining personal hygiene, socialization, and most importantly, structure. Nearly every hour of our days was scheduled for one thing or another, like the various group therapies and meals I described in… Read More Reflections on Being in the Psych Ward & Being on the “Outside” – March 2018
Before I describe what my days spent in the psych unit was like, I’d like to address a few comments from the previous post, The Psych Ward – March 2018. frazzled again of Rant and Reason asked how I could remember things in such detail. We were allowed to have journals and pencils. Also, I… Read More How I Spent My Days in the Psych Ward – March 2018