Archive for July, 2011

Psych Meds: ‘A Necessary Evil’ Or A Magic Pill?

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Pill: [skull and bones]

Title: Psych Meds ‘a Necessary Evil’.

Psych Meds: ‘a necessary evil’ or a magic pill?

The answer to this question comes down to the individual. My recovery started with a slue of medications being thrown at me. The first year of “getting professional help” felt more like I was a pincushion or guinea pig.

Over the years, I like most, have gotten to a point where I wanted to give up on meds. For me, it was not due to the side-effects, it was the cost.  I know what I’m like without medication.  I know how my reality gets twisted to a point where my family suffers.  After a period of being off meds for 2 years (my wife calls that time “two nightmare years on earth.”) we agreed that I need to stay compliant. Well, it was more like “if you don’t take your meds, I’m fleeing.” 

The Hard Truth About Taking Medications

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

hard truth about taking meds Wellbutrin XL prozac 24

Medic Pill: Bravo one, this is tango four, I’ve located Prozac 24… Still not sign of the Wellbutrin XL!

Title: The Hard Truth About Taking Medications

The Hard Truth About Taking Medications

This cartoon is more of an illustration made up of 3 different cartoon segments.  I’ve had the idea for over a year.  I  just did not have the skill set to bring it all together in a way that would convey my vision of what happens to meds when we take them.

Yes, the hard truth about taking medications is that the capsules are going to one of the harshest environments known to man…the human xtomach!  I started thinking about what happens to our meds once we swallow them.  So after a year, this is the cartoon that popped out.

I could go on and on about the Prozac and Wellbutrin and all the ups and downs about these meds, but, then you would miss the joke.  :)

When Positive Psychology Fails

Monday, July 25th, 2011

When Positive Psychology Fails

Acorn: Aww, would-ya look at that… It’s a family of Squirrels… Oh, Look at that, They’re building their nest right above us…

Title: When Positive Psychology Fails

When Positive Psychology Fails

What do we do when all our Mental Health Positive Psychology Fails?  Even the most positive people have bad days that require them to adjust their thinking a bit… Not every cloud is filled with Happiness – No Silver Lining in this Cloud!

Words Of The Wisdomless: Life Quotes To Live By

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Life Quotes To Live By “Never be afraid to ask for help.”  This is important in life and  is one of Chato’s Life Quotes To Live By:

Words Of The Wisdomless: Life –
“If you wish you could do it all over again… then, you didn’t learn a thing!”

I find I learn more from my failures then by my successes.  It’s like my own recovery,  each time I fail I am able to avoid that trigger or situation the next time around.  I guess you could say, my recovery is made up on nothing but failures.Life Quotes To Live By Here is a few more Life Quotes To Live By.

Words Of The Wisdomless: Candy –
“Fill your candy jars with your failures so when you succeed you can taste how sweet is victory.”

Words Of The Wisdomless: Recovery
“I will concentrate on my own recovery, always moving ahead no matter how many small steps forward it takes! Although, if you want to give me a ride on your back, that’ll work too.”

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