So here's the thing guys. I am so excited for this trip. We have just landed safely in Dubai, but damn my anxiety also kicks in for the flying because, I hate flying on a good day (Thank the Pope, that part of my medication is a twice daily application of Urbanol......so that helps with … Continue reading Traveling and controlling the mood.
My dear friends and family, my blog may be quiet for a day or two. Apologies, I am on route to New York Pride and will start blogging once I have landed safely in the USA.
So I had to attend a wake today, in honor of my fathers cousin that suddenly passed away last week. The wake was attended by probably 200 people. It was a special event but I suddenly felt an anxiety rush speed onto me when we where confined to the venue while they were doing speeches. … Continue reading Attending a Wake
So my husband and I are jetting off this Wednesday to New York city first, to go and experience 50 years of stonewall and the biggest Gay Pride festival in the world. We were having dinner with friends tonight, and just like that they said hell to it, they joining us for the weekend, so … Continue reading Traveling with medication
So if I must be honest, during my time in the psychiatric hospital, my moods where everywhere and my emotions were flying all over the show. My mind was playing the dangerous game that pushes us into a vicious spiral cycle; that game is called the 'What If' game. That's when we keep think what … Continue reading Having a support structure is so important
During one of our group therapy sessions about Bipolar, we were taught the importance of keeping a Mood Diary. We were given a template to use as a guideline, however I found the template to be tedious as you always need to make sure you have the template with you; at work or at home, … Continue reading Keeping a Mood Diary
In some people, schizophrenia appears suddenly and without warning. But for most, it comes on slowly, with subtle warning signs and a gradual decline in functioning long before the first severe episode. Often, friends or family members will know early on that something is wrong, without knowing exactly what. In this early phase of schizophrenia, … Continue reading Schizophrenia warning signs and symptoms
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person behaves, thinks, and sees the world. The most common form is paranoid schizophrenia, or schizophrenia with paranoia, as it’s often called. People with paranoid schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality. They may see or hear things that don’t exist, speak in strange or … Continue reading Schizophrenia and common misconceptions.
So I have obviously been on bipolar medication for a few weeks now, but I had no idea how much other medication I was so used to taking, that has codeine in. One of the first things we are taught in group therapy regarding Bipolar medication, is we may no longer have any medication with … Continue reading Medication is now my way of life
Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. The deep despair and hopelessness that goes along with depression can make suicide feel like the only way to escape the pain. If you have a loved one with depression, take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously and watch for the warning signs: Talking about killing or … Continue reading Depression and suicide risk