Trigger Warning: As indicated by the title, this post discusses suicide. Not graphically, and not in detail, but if the topic is especially triggering to you, you may want to make the choice not to read on.
Today is 10 September 2018, a day that has been designated
World Suicide Prevention Day by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). I know that this is a very frightening subject for so many people, with or without mental illness, to talk about. But do you know what I think is even more frightening than discussing suicide? Not discussing suicide. Continue reading
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There’s things I’ve done I can’t erase
Every night we fall from grace
It’s hard, with the world in your face
Try to hold on, try to hold on. . .
~ Bon Jovi, ‘Keep the Faith’
I believe in the Holy Trinity, and I believe in the Blessed Virgin.
I believe in God, and I believe in science.
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A friend told me of an article she saw that said the 2016 election has been bad for peoples’ mental health. I remembered seeing something like that in my Facebook news feed. My first response was : No Duh. But I still thought it sounded like a good challenge, so I decided to look up the article.
I found a lot of articles. Here’s a few titles.
Dont fall down now
You will never get up
Dont fall down now. . .
~ Everclear, ‘Strawberry
My problem is I always get up. That may cause some cognitive dissonance on the part of the reader. I mean, arent we supposed to keep getting up, to keep fighting, in my own words, to keep advocating until we are. . . .
Bipolar Disorder (BD)/manic-depression, Depression, Emotions, Friends, Mental Health, Relationships (familial) |
abandonment, abuse, disappointment, fighting back, mental health, survival, truth |
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Trigger Warning: As indicated by the title, this post discusses suicide. Not graphically, and not in detail, but if you find the topic triggering you may choose not to read this post.
Suicide (and suicide prevention) is not something I choose lightly to think about, or even write about. It is “My Scary Place”. But I’m going here because this is
Too important not to write about.
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Got this in the mail today:
You will not receive ODSP income support and other benefits now that your file is on hold.
Continue reading →
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I have a
But of course, it is me so it isn’t as simple as that. Mine is bilateral, which is not all that uncommon. But what I hear on one ear is not the same as what I hear on the other. The tones are different and so are the volumes. Which effectively makes it two tinnitusses (tinniti?).
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And as luck would have it, my mental health took a disastrous hit this month so I am late in writing about it.
Better late than never, I suppose. Besides, it is still the last of May as I type, so there!
Mental Health Month is observed in the
States and to a certain extent, in Canada*. You know, close proximity and all that. Continue reading