Tag Archives: mental health

30 days

At some point on my long journey back to sanity I came to understand that the endless loop of obsessive worry and fear thoughts winding through my brain would never alter the fact that my daughter has a mental illness … Continue reading

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Seven months and $50,000+

After years of seeking help and weeks of searching unsuccessfully for a treatment facility for mental health and addictions in Ontario (wait lists, one so long that they wouldn’t take any new names), we desperately decided to send our 23 … Continue reading

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Ten years

My 23 year old daughter was “officially” diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder about 6 months ago, that is to say that yet another psychiatrist completed an assessment and confirmed what I have known, with certainty, for the last ten years. … Continue reading

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There is always hope

I am definitely struggling.  I can feel the seductive pull of depression, waiting for me, just around the corner. It has been almost 2 years, to the day, that I was hospitalized for Major Depression with psychotic episodes.  Two years, … Continue reading

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The World Has Gone Mad

I’m definitely superstitious.  When I was a child (and even into adulthood) I was, without a doubt, convinced that if I did not say my prayers, and include virtually all of my loved ones AND “all the people in the … Continue reading

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Unwanted thoughts

Unwanted thoughts keep popping into my head; need to keep myself distracted so as not to get caught up in the never-ending vortex of worry and guilt.   No matter what has taken place in the past, I am and always … Continue reading

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Acceptance

Approaching the one year anniversary of my “descent into hell”; and where am I today?  I am pleased to say that I am healthy and, for the most part, happy.   I’ve learned enough to mostly manage (live with) my troublesome … Continue reading

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