I just learned that the daughter of a very good friend of mine had to be forcibly hospitalized after experiencing some form of psychosis. At this point, I don’t know too many of the details, but from what I understand she had to call the police to have her taken away. Certainly not the way that you want to get help for a friend or family member. Sometimes, however, symptoms can become serious enough and can crop up without warning and you have little choice but to seek whatever immediate help is available to you. This is an extremely difficult choice for anyone but you have to know that, in wellness, the person who you are forced to commit are usually able to see the reasons why you have taken the steps that you did. Read more
I very recently had an appointment with a psychologist for the first time in a super long time. It is highly recommended that you engaged in some kind of psychotherapy if you are dealing with mental illness, however, this type of therapy is not covered in Ontario.. so some of us must go without.
As I’ve mentioned over my last several posts, I have been struggling a great deal with my sleeping schedule lately, and this day was no different.
By the time we got to Niagara, where my appointment was to take place, I was nearing almost 20hrs without sleep.. again. I could feel myself slurring when I spoke of symptoms, which isn’t representative of how I have been feeling lately, because truthfully, I’ve been feeling really good.