SEROTONIN SYNDROME

URGENT NOTE: Please see a doctor before starting or stopping a medication. Knowing the danger and symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome should help you and your caregiver(s) avoid a dangerous serotonin overload that could be lethal. For those of us who live with mental illness, taking psychiatric medication comes with the territory. This Blog may come […]

THOUGHTS ON GHOSTING

The very first time I heard the term “Ghosting” was when I worked part time at our local Boutique last year (2018). One of our employees never showed for her shift. She was a part time worker in her early 20’s. No effort to call-in sick, no communication whatsoever. We who worked there were concerned […]

THE THINGS WE SAY

I remember the childhood chant we used to say…”sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”. We found in retrospect that this is not a true statement. I also remember my elementary school in the 1970’s. We were segregated, but not by color. There was a “special class” in its […]

FOUR TYPES OF BPD

If you have been following my Blogs at www.searchingforgrey.com, I have been doing a series on the different types of Borderline Personality Disorder. As I wrote in my first Blog in this series, “The Quiet Borderline”, I was intrigued to find out, through research, that not all of us with BPD are alike. There are […]

Are You a Quiet Borderline?

I’ve decided to start the New Year off with a series of Blogs that address the different types of Borderline Personality Disorder. Seeing, as this is the first in the series, I thought I’d begin with a type of BPD that is a polar opposite from what we have come to know as the stereotypical […]

Join the Journey

About two years ago, I made a decision that changed my life forever. Much as the Hockey Player, Theo Fleury, in the video below and many others I have since met, I chose to leave what I now call Mainstream life and taking off my mask. I had no idea what I would face in […]

For Auld Lang Syne My Friend

For auld lang syne, my friend we’ll take a cup of kindness yet. As we close out 2018, I look toward a new chapter in 2019, so let’s do some reflecting together. We who share mental disorders, know that Holiday time can and always will be a huge trigger for most of us. The majority […]

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL

The other week my husband brought me home a warm, snuggly sweatshirt that had a saying on it, “The Struggle Is Real”. We both shared an awkward chuckle as I embraced him, thanking him for his realization and cognizance of the fact that, the struggle (any struggle) is real. I often wear it to Doctors […]

FALALALA LLAMA

For the first time ever, we changed things up and chose not to stay home for Thanksgiving. Instead, we took off for Nashville, TN and had one of the most rewarding family trips to date! Prior to embarking to spend 5 days in an Air B&B condo with my daughter and son-in-law, I made some […]