Some Perceptions of Hospitalization

A person suffering from mental instability should  not consider hospitalization a “dead end” result of bad behavior or a “last resort” destination. What I mean by “dead end” result is some people believe once they are in hospital they will wallow in their woes and stagnate. This is not true. Nor is it a place... Continue Reading →

A Trip to the Hospital – Part One

* Please remember all the information in the following statements is based purely on my own assumptions and opinions gained from my own personal experiences. Making the Difficult Decision of Whether or Not to Go Into Hospital This section applies to those facing admittance for the first time: The thought of hospitalization can be confusing... Continue Reading →

Slicing or Other Self-Abusive Behavior

This is a most difficult subject to tackle because there is a lot of shame and social stigma connected to it.  Many people, even fellow sufferers of mental disorders, find it hard to sympathize with or understand those who suffer these behavioral problems if they themselves have never experienced it.  Sufferers of mental illness who exhibit this... Continue Reading →

Twisting and Turning

February 7th, 2007 All my life, and to my parents’ utter consternation, I have always been something of a misfit.  Never could walk the straight and narrow.  Always spoke out of turn and skipped to the beat of a different drummer.  Some of my friends have quipped that I am a “rebel with too big a cause”.   However, I... Continue Reading →

Twisting and Turning

June 5th, 2005 Before I could open my eyes, as my eyelids fluttered in a struggle to free themselves from sleep, I felt myself breathe.  The air slowly filled my lungs with a soothing coolness that as I exhaled I felt a calm flood my body.  I inhaled deeply once again and my eyes opened wide as... Continue Reading →

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