Monthly Archives: October 2012

What An Illness Journal Can Be/Do For You

Clarifies One’s Thoughts Stimulates Personal Growth Displays Negative And Positive Patterns In One’s Life/Relationships Alleviates Stress Allows One New Perspectives On Issues For Better Decision Making Enhances Self Knowledge Vents Pent Up Emotions Forces One To Think Issues Through Step … Continue reading

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What To Include In An Illness Journal

Here is a list of things a person may wish to include in his/her illness journal:  Medication Chart Social Safety Net Current Medical Information (Doctor’s and Specialist’s Information, Appointments, Names and Contact Numbers of Mental Health Providers, etc.) Entries about … Continue reading

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What An Illness Journal Should Not Be

A journal should not be a source of angst or stress.  When using a journal a person should not feel intimidation or inadequacy about his/her abilities in penmanship, grammar, literacy, or his/her adeptness at writing (the turn of a phrase).  A person … Continue reading

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Illness Journaling

It has been suggested by a multiple of studies and numerous psychiatric health professionals that illness journaling, or journaling in general, can be an extremely positive and therapeutic process for a mentally ailing person.  A journal can, it has been found … Continue reading

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Holiday Horrors – Dealing with the Holidays

The holidays, they are fast approaching; bringing with them hoards of estranged relatives, expenses you cannot bear, and far too many opportunities for a person to overindulge in intoxicating substances and all around stupid behavior.  This time of year can send … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Bipolar

In the matter concerning intimate friendships and relationships, bipolar sufferers can be at quite a disadvantage, especially when one takes into consideration that most interactions with their significant others are typically charged with heightened emotions, not to mention intense psychological espionage … Continue reading

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Patient Rights in Hospital

The state or province in which you are currently residing governs facilities psychiatric patients may be institutionalized in with strict controls and legislation.  Each and every state/province will have differing policies on the maintenance of its own psychiatric establishments, but there … Continue reading

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