I found this really cool video on YouTube today about the frustrations of seeing a psychiatrist who won’t listen and doesn’t really have the answers. And that sis so many of them.. He talks about putting her on a med and then increasing that med to see if it will make it work and then another med and then increasing it and then another….You get the idea.
It can be frustrating to find that people won’t listen when one says things aren’t working. What can one do to help one’s psychiatrist and other treatment team members really listen to what they are saying?
And where does stress fit in?
Or family members?
And what about the court ordered stuff? Where one can be forced to take terrible meds that may or may not work?
Recovery is incredibly individual and what works for one may not work for another. That is true with therapy, medications, evidence based practices, drop-in-centers and clubhouses. There is no one size fits all. Not at all.
Hey everyone. I am really enjoying my what has turned into a working vacation in New Hampshire. We are going out exploring later today because Shirl has an appointment. Next Red Sox game isn’t until tomorrow.
Let’s see, what’s new:
We are playing with gratitude lists. I was sort of asked to do a video response to Melli’s vid and I will try to do that later tonight from Xtra-normal. In the meantime, Melli’s new vid is here.
There was a book trailer made for the book: Pathways to Recovery.It’s down the page a little ways. I like the book so much I may add something under resources as well. I mean, it is so positive and exciting when one isn’t forced to be ill or to fully examine everything regarding their illness to get better.
There is a new interactive education program on the Define Recovery (for yourself) Page. It is being developed for Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, but I will be able to swap out some modules and use a variation on here. It will not be viewable by iphone. There is a software upgrade available but I would need both the software and a new computer.
There is a new video up today. I had a hard time deciding where I wanted it to end up, but I finally decided it fit best under support. It is a video of inspirational quotes that people felt helped them in their recovery journey.
There will be another video up tomorrow that will go under goals. It is another Melli Matthews animated video. I like Melli’s videos. Hope you do as well. I am looking forwards to posting it.
There is a new video up today. I am taking the time to explore what my capabilities are and how I can do videos. MY dream is now as it has always been to have some kind of media on each page. The world is changing. Media both or either audio and video is expected.
The other day Melli and I were texting via Facebook. She’s struggling with depression and was complaining that she was bored.I asked Melli to make me a movie about what she was going through. She did and this is the result. It is really descriptive and having the movie done with black and white really helps one see the depression and bordom.
Isn’t that the way that things are when one is depressed? It just seems like life has no color. LIke everything is dark. Life seems to have little or no color.Dealing with depression can be hard. For many of us, it makes us not want to move; we no longer want to go out and do the things that we used to enjoy. We might want to sleep extra. Sometimes we sleep all th time, but sometimes we can’t get the sleep we need to get to help our recovery. We need good-quality rest so we can heal and pick up the pieces of our lives again.
If you are looking for some ideas of something to do here is a page with coping skills. coping Skills are things that we do to help us get the quality of life that we want. Some people feel the coping skills are things we do when we are down or stressed out and need to feel better, but if you really enjoy doing something, then many times going it more can be a great option.
What have you found that works for you when you are so down life has no color?
I am more than a little behind in making videos, life seems to have gotten in the way. Once one gets out of the habit of making videos and tries to go back, one then realizes just how much time it takes to get back into the swing of things. I guard my time jealously when there is times to fit life in, I seemed to miss out on feeling like I was really living for so long.
I hope you enjoy this video. I always take comments and suggestions for sayings and quotes to be used. Finding royalty free music I like can be harder. I am truly grateful to dano at http://www.danosongs.com for allowing his music to be used under a creative commons license.
I was asked where the rest of my stuff was especially the stuff on Mental Health Recovery and Stress. It’s spread all over the web in a lot of different placees. Let me help you get there if you need or want to read it:
Many of the articles on Mental Health or Mental Illness and Stress are over on Yahoo Voices. At this time I don’t intend to migrate the over here. The links to the articles opein in a new window.
Mental Health Recovery and The Stress Cycle is here:
It’s over on Yahoo Contributors Network. When you go there and read, I get a few pennies which pays to maintain this site. Please feel free to read any of my articles over there. I need to upgrade my computer so we can have more fun videos on this site.
I was asked if we could add a quotes page of quotes that have to do with mental health recovery. Let me think about how best to do that. It’s a good idea. If you have any you want added please leave them as a comment and I will scarf them up as much as I can.
Currently I am working on adding videos. The next 3 that go up should be on crisis planning. The words just aren’t working out right now. Mary Beth has me in a stranglehold about my not eating milk duds which is my favorite writers food.
The next site will either be health and wellness or the leadership site. Not sure which one will be next.
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