Are You In Or Out?

Are You In Or Out?

You are probably thinking about which programs you want to do, outpatient or inpatient. The severity of your case is will help you decide or maybe you just want to stop before it could ever get worse. "Inpatient" means that you are admitted to a hospital. Most likely if you or someone else is admitting you to a hospital it is because your “case” needs immediate, constant attending to. Your depression problems, drugs and/or alcohol...

Finding Your Key

Finding Your Key

While you have been thinking about help, you have probably been wondering if you should get professional help or just try to do it on your own. Are there risks with just sticking to self-help?  Won’t it cost a fortune to go to somebody? Why would I want to talk to some stranger about my personal life problems? You are probably asking yourself these questions. Well, maybe I can help you, because I have already...

Treatments And You

Treatments And You

So, maybe you are considering some treatment and therapy options. Well, I have done some research for you so you can get started. I am glad that you want to get help. Please do not assume that I am going to say that medications are the answer (I don’t think that is the case for everybody), so I will also give you more options; there are many choices for those who suffer with depression...

Did It Again

Did It Again

I finally got my laptop back, so I can get back to blogging for my readers. It has been a crazy few weeks and I am sorry for not writing to anyone who actually reads these blogs of mine. I have been babysitting these two boys, sometimes three boys at a time, three and four years old, and they drive me crazy (parents need to teach their children respect and other lessons). Just because I...

Are We Over Diagnosing?

Are We Over Diagnosing?

I was reading a few articles about how maybe we are getting over diagnosed and medicated. The more I read, the more I agreed. When things go wrong either -- we had a stillbirth, or maybe you’re LGBT -- they start to tell us our DNA is messed up, or say this is a traumatic experience and the only way to fix it is medications. But it is not. They are wrong. Usually we just need...

The Update

The Update

I do not know if any of you watch The Walking Dead, but I finished it yesterday and I cannot wait till season three comes out. I watched it every day because I was so hooked. I think it is supposed to come out soon, it needs to hurry and get on Netflix (I hate commercials). If you like zombies, then you will really like this show. Hey! Everyone, I am really sorry I have...

Our World

Our World

According to Ashgate's Geographies of Health series, “There is a strong case today for a specific focus on mental public health and its relation to social and physical environments…Stress and anxiety, and other mental illnesses are linked to risks in the environment…how and why the social and physical environment matters for mental health and psychological wellbeing in human populations.” How we interact with others takes its toll on us. We deal with ups and downs...

We Need Help

We Need Help

According to Teen Mental Health, “The statistics are staggering ... 1 in 5 suffers from a mental illness, that's 20% of our population but yet only 4% of the total healthcare budget is spent on our mental health.” This is not helpful because mental health care is very expensive even if you have some kind of insurance. The less assistance we are given to get help, the fewer people who go to get help because...

Dead Or Alive

Dead Or Alive

I am not sure how this blog with be taken or if it will even be read, but oh well. Here it goes. I have wanted life to end for five years now, and I still have not gotten my request; even if I demanded it. I never could be good enough for anybody or myself. Windex was too nasty; I couldn’t drink as much as I wanted and was left sick. Over doses on...

Playing A Game

Playing A Game

Do you ever have that moment when you don’t want to leave the bed? Being depressed is like that, except it is not a “oh, I don’t want to go to work” or “I will leave the room later” moment. It is more like playing hide and seek with the world. While you hide in your room, or under the covers, door shut; you don’t want anyone to see, hear, or bother you. You never...