I am not where I thought I would be in my life

Keywords: anxiety , books , crisis help , depression , frogger , goodreads , help , helplines , mental health , ptsd , reaching out , suicide prevention

While I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE my books, I love my child: I thought that by now that I would not be where I am but in a better space. I could be in a worse one but I do not feel like I am where I should be. I absolutely love my kid and would do anything for them( I only have one but I feel like using this identifier for the moment).

https://ravinscarface.wordpress.com/2021/07/05/reaching-out

I believe mental health and self-improvement are not something for the few or the privileged, but rather they should be a right for anyone who has taken on the responsibility to improve themselves

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Many consider my work to be crude and unnecessarily confrontational. But I write the way I do because my goal is to challenge our cultural notions around emotions, vulnerability, shame, and sexuality. To do that effectively, sometimes you need to shock people or be contrarian.

https://markmanson.net/about

If we looked at mental disorders through a trauma lens then our diagnostic manual would be a heck of a lot smaller

Keywords: cpt , cptsd , dbt , emdr , ifs , narrative , polyvagal , ptsd , rebt , somatic experiencing , trauma , trauma treatment , triggers

One of the most valuable pieces of information I learned about trauma and PTSD is that it often involves a “nervous system dysregulation.” Our nervous systems consist of 3 states–sympathetic, parasympathetic, and ventral vagal. Those are some big words, so let me break it down further. Ventral vagal is when we are inside our “window of tolerance.” This means we might feel joy, grounded, happy, content, passionate, mindful, curious, open, etc. A “home base” if you will. The other two states, when we are outside our window of tolerance, is sympathetic and parasympathetic. Some more well known terms are fight, flight, freeze. Fight–rage, anger, irritation, and frustration. Flight–panic, fear, anxiety, worry, and concern. Freeze–helplessness, depression, numbness, dissociation, shame, hopelessness, trapped. Situations throughout our life trigger these responses. If we are able to process these emotions in a healthy way, we will file them in our brains as experiences in the past, make some sort of meaning of it, and move forward.

https://thedaring.blog/2021/05/07/trauma-and-ptsd-the-3-levels-of-psychotherapy-treatment

I started IOP again!

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Intensive outpatient therapy that is. And in there we usually snap when people say something awesome, but I can’t snap so I clap. So, again, a round of applause for identifying the fact that I need therapy and that therapy is awesome, and cool, and needed, and fun, and wonderful, and amazing, and super, and amazing, and […].

https://missmostlymindful.home.blog/2021/03/05/love-yourself-enough-to-take-care-of-yourself

I’m using this a tool to help me from going insane with boredom

Keywords: anxiety , bipolar , mental health , schizophrenia

I enjoy doing this because of my passion for computers and the web. I have my diploma in graphic design and visual communication and I love web design. Lastly I have always been a prolific journal writer. I have dozens of books filled with my my ramblings and thoughts. I have always found writing to be therapeutic but once the book is full it gets tossed to the side and never really reflected back on.

https://aperfecttool.net/2021/03/03/welcome-to-this-mess

People assume I’m stupid

Keywords: Depression , Mental Health , Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety , Mental illness , Bipolar , Mental Hospital , Sexism , health , mental health awareness , discrimination , ableism

He knew a lot and I felt I couldn’t lie to him. I’ve lied to other clinicians because, honestly, I didn’t trust them. I was afraid they’d throw me in a hospital against my will again.

https://themadroad.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/i-feel-like-im-not-being-listened-to

I personally think therapy can do good for everyone

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Sometimes you just need a person to listen and not bombard you with advice and opinions. It’s not a place where you get put in a room with bright white light and you get forced to speak. It’s a safe environment where you can open up without feeling harmed or judged.

https://pyschology717908508.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/therapy-is-for-only-crazy-people