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    Month: August 2017

    Reframing

    An easy way to change your mindset from negative to positive is reframing.  Say that you’re dreading going to a party because you have social anxiety.  You picture yourself at the party not knowing what to say or do. Now, reframe the issue in a positive light.  It’s a party!  There will be people there […] Read more…

    Staying at the Nut Hut: Back to Mayo

      My second trip to Mayo in May 2013 was a bit more dire. Jesse had just had surgery to correct a deviated septum and I was back in a deep depression. I cried non-stop. I’ve never cried so much in my life. I simply could not get a hold of myself. So Jesse found […] Read more…

    Staying at the Nut Hut: First Time at Mayo

    While my time at the Marion Center staved off the crisis I was in, my illness was still not under control.  Six months later, in January 2013, my psychiatrist and I talked about my options.  She wanted me to go to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.  She made all the arrangements and, within a week, Jesse […] Read more…

    I’m Doing It Wrong

    I talk a good game when it comes to battling mental illness. I have a lot of tools in my toolkit and I know how to use them. I am also medication compliant, participate in individual therapy, see my psychiatrist at least once a month and participate in group therapy weekly. But there’s also the […] Read more…