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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Changing perceptions from illness to wellness


Ok why should I even care you ask? Perceptions one's view of Mental Illness and Addiction.
if you can keep an open mind,I share mine with you and for those that know me I am frank and at time abrupt,not only are these issue damaging to your life and come as a thief in the night and steal many years of precious life.but if one only knew what damage it causes long term one doesn't really think about the consequences of having a few drinks,or a few more do they add that up over a daily period add some drugs,over the years with neglect of body and soul,something is bound to snap it can manifest physically or mentally.
Broken families,relationships, can be a direct response from these breakdowns.
When emotions have no way to communicate the feeling they stay stay within. leading to resentments, anger,depression,fear,anxiety,distrust,
humans are not wired this way behavioral acting out becomes a way to deal with the issues, there has to be some relief as there are no tools to do so.we work with what we have and for some it's not much..

I myself have seen the Doctors office at a time when nothing seemed right,diagnosed rapid-cycling Bipolar,the symptoms have worsened than 12 years before, for I had ignored care
although I had lived as a high function person during that time 2 businesses, a mother of 3
a mortgage,a life

Immediately put on meds to stabilize after 2 yrs of compliance and terrible side-effects the doctor said I was med resistant thanks be to God.
You see as smart as I am,I also thought the doctor was smarter he has his PHD

the focus is on wellness not illness,ability not disability to be at ease with my limitation's not to strive for perfectionism.not remaining diseased it the recovery process not stagnant in misery
its about gaining energy,to have a choice,to be alive and feel it.

In doing this and sharing my story,strength and hope that those that still suffer will recover.
Onde day at a time.

Together we can

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