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 →

Who Should Be In Your Social Safety Net?

What is a Social Safety Net  A Social Safety Net is an excellent means to chart out the relationships you are currently involved in, rating them from most intimate in the center to working or less intimate in the outer rim or circle.  By placing people in the varied concentric circles you are establishing how the... Continue Reading →

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