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 […]
Cascading Trigger Issues
Lamentations 3:33 MSG Bible; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 13:20-21; James 1:3-4 NLT (God) takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way. God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again. I pray that the God […]
Living Without Grey
“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.” Warren Buffett The other day, my […]
PTSD AND COMPLEX PTSD
With the Anniversary of September 11th upon us, I thought it appropriate to write a Blog on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its sister disorder Complex Post Traumatic Disorder (CPTSD). When you have suffered through a traumatic event in your life of any kind, you have the propensity to develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress […]
Low Self-Esteem and Mental Illness
Low Self-esteem and mental illness may coincide together however; anyone can suffer from low self-esteem at any time without having mental illness. There are times throughout all of our lives that we encounter periods of low self-esteem. For those persons who do not suffer from mental illness and have low self-esteem, the door out is […]
Being Married to Mental Illness
I titled this Blog “Being Married to Mental Illness”, as I have found being married to my husband Joe of 32 years, there is a third party in our marriage, mental illness. It has often drawn us together on a more intimate level of understanding and bonding as we have navigated through the symptoms I […]
There are times when living with mental illness is easier than others are. Your meds are working well, you seem to be thinking clearly and sailing along in the belief that you too can live and exist like a normal person. Then the crap hits the fan. It could be anything from a trigger from […]