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Oh, Therapy.


therapistTherapy. My first meeting with a university counselor was back in 1999. I’ll do the math for you – 16 years ago. It didn’t last long, it didn’t “take.”

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  • January 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I agree, with everything you have written here today. I need time to decompress too. It can be overwhelming and exhausting and most of the time I don’t start processing what happened until the next day or so – and this isn’t always good, but I write it all down so the next appointment I can go back and discuss what I felt after the fact.
    But it is good.
    Thanks.

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  • January 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog and everything you’ve written sounds all too familiar. Growing up my mom became very ill. She was diagnosed with bi polar disorder with schizophrenic tendencies. She wasn’t always sick, it started in her early twenties. I recently just turned 24 and in the last year or so things have started changing drastically. I wasn’t even aware of how bad things were getting and my poor boyfriend had no idea what’s going on with me. He caught and still does catch the worst part of things. I flip out on him before I even realize i have and afterwards I feel awful. I was diagnosed with panic disorder, depression, and ptsd when I was younger. I’ve recently noticed symptoms of being bi polar and I can’t even begin to talk about how scary things are. It’s hard. I don’t even know what’s going on half of the time. I’m still trying to find a psychiatrist, now that I’m 24 I can’t have Medicaid anymore and I can’t afford insurance.

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    • January 15, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Kara,
      I can understand how concerned and scared you may be, having seen your mother (or heard of your mother) going through episodes. It is good that you have a loving boyfriend to help you, not everyone is so lucky. I want you to look for community resources. When I lived in Oklahoma and had no insurance, I went to a wonderful free mental health clinic. Here in Virginia, when admitted to a facility I was visited by someone from the “Community Services Board,” an organization that helps those uninsured. I don’t know where you are, but if you found me, you can find community help. If nothing else, look for a psychiatrist that works on a sliding scale – the more you make, the more you pay (or the less you make, the less you pay). You may have a lot of phone calls in your future but I am confident you can find the help you need.
      Keep me posted,
      Elaina J

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      • January 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

        I live in North Carolina. Luckily there is a place in town that is government funded. I’m only allowed so many visits, I’m making an appointment today actually and I should be in by sometime next week.

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