“This was the first time I told my story for everyone to hear. My story wasn’t an in depth depiction of my situation but sharing some of my fears for all felt good. Also, seeing that many people share the same feelings as I do was comforting that I am not alone. I always knew I wasn’t alone, however the stories on this blog site is like group therapy. Being that I do not always do well in groups, this site is a refreshing alternative. Having accepted my mental illness, I carry on the best I can. I will continue visiting this site to gain further insight from real life experiences by Trish and her Guest Bloggers.” ~ JL
Lucy finds herself in front of a doctor who assumes a self-help book will fix her troubles when all she’s looking for is a prescription refill for the psychotropic she takes for anxiety and depression.
Dee explains how Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)–a therapy she used to help her recover from Borderline Personality Disorder–is still useful today in her interpersonal relationships.
Clarity4thesoul describes the first time they felt anxious and didn’t know what was happening. It took self-education to turn things around.
Keith had given up hope of recovering from heroin addiction. He was convinced he would die a junkie. Then he found a reason to get sober.
Emily gives a detailed description of her first psychotic episode which she blames on the legal speed she’d been prescribed two days before to treat a bladder condition that she would later learn she never had.