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    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…

    Panic At The Grocery Store

      My favorite place to have a panic attack is Wal-Mart (TM). I don’t know if its the large open space, the flourescent lighting or all the other shoppers that set me off, but something about Wal-Mart (TM) is panically delicious. I can be walking down an aisle, carefully plucking things from the shelves when […] Read more…

    Choosing a Psychiatrist

    A psychiatrist assists you with your mental health needs. You usually see them less often than a therapist and they are legally permitted to write prescriptions. If you’re fairly new to the mental health world, things can be quite confusing.  Suddenly you have a to be concerned about a therapist, a psychiatrist and, possibly, medications.  […] Read more…

    I Cannot Adult Properly

    Family gatherings can be full of joy, just “ok” or spectacularly awful.  Family events poke at my less than stellar adulting points….those areas of life where I just don’t feel like I’m living up to (someone else’s) expectations. One such area that I am woefully deficient is cooking skills.  Due to being mentally ill for […] Read more…

    Wanted: Support Network

    A support network is a group of people comprised of medical professionals, friends and family that you can turn to to help you cope with your mental illness.  Your support network can ground you, provide emotional support and coping skills.  Often, just being in the company of someone you feel safe with is enough to […] Read more…

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