This post contains discussion of chronic suicidal thinking. There are no actual suicides described or images. Please read at your discretion.
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I was sitting in the office of my Pain Management Specialist. Also in the office was a medical student. I know most people don’t like medical students sitting in on appointments, but I don’t mind. They have to learn about the patient’s perspective somehow, and because in New Zealand their exposure to mental health, as part of their training, is so small, I think it’s vital that they get all the exposure they can get. Continue reading
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.
I have been very absent from Canvas in the last few months.
For those who don’t follow my blog or never quite made it there in a while, here’s the skinny. I was an inpatient at a mental health unit for three weeks in September/October 2013. From there, I was referred to a four-week Day Hospital program that kept me quite busy. Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends in the blogging world and outside of it, the time has come. So sit down, squat down, or lie down, but make yourselves at home. Because it’s time at last for. . .
art by Piper Macenzie
Are you as excited as I am? I don’t think anyone could be, but please humor me and try to give a good imitation. 😉 Continue reading
It’s official, loves. 2013 is over, 2014 is here. We’ve all survived one more trip around the sun on this wild, spinning ball we call a planet. It was a rough year for many of us, but it was a great year for a lot of us, too. Whether you feel you had the former or the latter (or maybe a bit of each), you should be very proud of yourself, because you did make it through, and that’s not always as easy an accomplishment as one might think.