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    Month: October 2018

    I Lost My Psychiatrist: How I Got Through It

    My dear Father-in-Law had been in the hospital for complications related to his deteriorating heart condition and imminent kidney failure.  We were slowly losing him. I was waiting with my Mother-in-Law for him to be released. I checked my messages and saw one from a very good friend, something about Dr. J leaving. “What?! My […] Read more…

    Medication Mix-ups

    Medications.  If you have a mental illness, its very likely that you’ve taken a psychotropic medication or three or four (for example: an antidepressant). I have taken meds for my mental illnesses for 27 years.  In that time I have had many ups and downs with my meds. I have taken my night meds in […] Read more…

    Disability Disco

      I found myself out of work and also unable to work because of my bone-crushing depression…a rather vexing combination. My depression was behind the wheel during this time and getting out of bed was a chore. My psychiatrist, who is by far the best doctor I’ve had, suggested that I apply for disability.  “You […] Read more…