It seems that all I do is survive anymore. I survive another year. I survive another Christmas. I’ll be honest, survival is not enough.
A year ago Harper, a pitbull, was facing a death sentence. Condemned buy a jury of three “experts”. These people determined that Harper was too aggressive and possibly violent to ever be safely placed in a forever home and must be euthanized. JR, who lives in the same town of Hollister, MO receives a call … Continue reading Harper
Service Dog Update
This has been an amazing weekend for me. A good friend of mine has done me a solid and hooked me up with a service dog through the woman who provided him with his own. The dog’s name is Harper and she is a rescued Pitbull. She has been fully trained and is going to … Continue reading Service Dog Update
One of the things that bothers me a lot is the constant conversations that are going on in my head. My literal every waking moment I am talking to myself in my own head. I didn’t realize till recently, that I was not the only one who suffers from that. My conversations can last from … Continue reading Constant Conversations
Take Your Meds
This was meant to be a podcast, but I have exceeded this month’s limit on uploads. I guess I’ve been more active than I thought I was. It looks like I will have to go to the next hosting plan up which will more than double my data plan for hosting. I talked a little … Continue reading Take Your Meds
What is PTSD?
Overview Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with … Continue reading What is PTSD?
What is Depression?
Overview Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you … Continue reading What is Depression?
How to function with low energy from bipolar depression: 1. Get out of bed. It’s the last thing you want to do but it is really important that you do not stay in one place all day. It can actually make you feel worse to stay put. 2. Take some space. If you feel like you need … Continue reading Surviving Bipolar
What is Borderline Personality Disorder
Overview Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others, causing problems functioning in everyday life. It includes self-image issues, difficulty managing emotions and behavior, and a pattern of unstable relationships. With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment or instability, … Continue reading What is Borderline Personality Disorder
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?