My Pdoc let me down..

This past January I became my own mental health advocate. The research, journaling, mood tracking and seeking out assistance to help me become a better individual has come pretty easy. Everyday is a new challenge, but somehow manage to conquer it minute by minute. I gained the courage to seek accomodations for classes this semester, … Continue reading My Pdoc let me down..

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MRSA, Mental Health, & 10 words of advice you should avoid giving to someone reaching out for help.

* To skip my insight scroll down until you reach the dashed lines for the list * "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staph because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics(webmd.com)." Metaphorically speaking, mental illness and … Continue reading MRSA, Mental Health, & 10 words of advice you should avoid giving to someone reaching out for help.

Recognizing the difference: Am I happy or hypomanic?                     

Happiness, according to Psychology Today, "is more than simply a positive mood. It is a state that encompasses living a good life with a sense of well-being and deep satisfaction." Happiness is consistent & is simply not obtained by bouncing from one "feel good" thing to another.  Hypomania, on the other hand, is what I … Continue reading Recognizing the difference: Am I happy or hypomanic?                     

Denial vs Self Awareness

December of 2015 I was diagnosed with Histrionic personality disorder(HPD) at a 30 day addiction treatment center, and really didn't understand how the symptoms correlated with me(commom amongst cluster b personality disorders). During a one on one weekly session, the treatment center's psychologist started explaining Histrionic Personality Disorder to me. He followed his explanation up … Continue reading Denial vs Self Awareness