Understanding Object Constancy

Living with a mental disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I’ve found few people truly know what BPD is about, in terms of symptoms and diagnosis. I am also seeing however, it is the flavor of the month diagnosis, rapidly growing in mental health circles of recent. Growing up in the 1970s, the diagnosis […]

How to Unfreak Your Mind a/k/a Brain Flooding

I laughed out loud when my husband handed me this Journal in Target! He insisted on purchasing it for me. I am currently researching the challenges of living with what is known as “Trauma Brain”. If you suffer with any form of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you are probably […]

Bedlam

Click to view the trailer for Bedlam As a person living with mental illness, I am outraged as I watch this trailer. Please, I beg you, NOT to look away. In my opinion, the mentally ill have been and still are, more stigmatized by Society then any ethnicity, gender affiliation, or social class. In the […]

THE GREAT DISCONNECT BETWEEN NEUROTYPICAL AND NEURODIVERSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Definition of Neurotypical: not displaying or characterized by autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns of thought or behavior. “Neurotypical individuals often assume that their experience of the world is either the only one or the only correct one” Definition of Neurodiverse: The displaying of or being characterized by autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns of […]

Time to Reboot

It has been some time since I have posted a Blog or Update. I believe there are times when we need to take a step back and reboot. This has been that time for me. Since we ended the contract with the Publisher I worked for 3 years with on my book … I felt […]

SURVIVING MARRIAGE WITH A MENTALLY ILL PARTNER

July 5th marks the celebration of 33 years of marriage to my husband. I have done much reflecting back on those years recently. As in every life, there are memories of great joy and happiness, even those of pure bliss. Then there are times of sadness, loss, and great pain. When you live with someone […]

Part Three – Diagnosed With Mental Illness Now What?

If you have been following this series of blogs ‘Diagnosed With Mental Illness Now What’, you are aware how difficult this diagnosis can be to a person. You can find parts one and two of this series at these links: http://searchingforgrey.com/diagnosed-with-mental-illness-now-what/ and http://searchingforgrey.com/part-two-diagnosed-with-mental-illness-now-what/. Each and every year, millions of Americans find themselves affected by mental […]

PART TWO: DIAGNOSED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, NOW WHAT?

The first Blog I wrote in this series discussed facing the diagnosis of mental illness and how to initiate yourself into this new world. Please refer to http://searchingforgrey.com/diagnosed-with-mental-illness-now-what/ . In this Blog, now that you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder I want to discuss getting your ‘ducks in a row’ personally. I want […]

DIAGNOSED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, NOW WHAT?

Note: This is the first in a three part Blog Series on being diagnosed with mental illness.   It does not matter if it is you, personally, receiving a diagnosis of mental illness, or your loved one. The acceptance and realization of the scope of that diagnosis can be a hard thing to swallow. I […]

THE DOORS OF LIFE

TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDAL IDEATION There are many doors in life. There are doors we open with much joy and anticipation. Doors for love, marriage, a new job, the birth of a child, the start of spring after a long winter. We walk through those doors with hope and a willingness to grab hold of all […]