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Having a very hard time tonight (at 4:15 in the morning) with this valuable lesson…


Having a very hard time tonight (at 4:15 in the morning) with this valuable lesson…

Wise, wise, wise…

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Wise, wise, wise…

Confidential and compassionate support is available through the Lifeline…24/7/365. You do not need to be in immediate crisis to call.

Just one call could get you or a loved one support through a difficult moment.


Confidential and compassionate support is available through the Lifeline…24/7/365. You do not need to be in immediate crisis to call.

Just one call could get you or a loved one support through a difficult moment.

Warmest of welcomes to I Lost My 30’s new readers!!! Thank you so much for visiting and for deciding to stay : ), and thank you so much to all of you who have followed I Lost My 30’s along the way : )

: ))))
Jess


Warmest of welcomes to I Lost My 30’s new readers!!! Thank you so much for visiting and for deciding to stay : ), and thank you so much to all of you who have followed I Lost My 30’s along the way : )

: ))))
Jess

I’m going to do this for 30 days and see what happens : ))))


I’m going to do this for 30 days and see what happens : ))))



On behalf of the International Bipolar Foundation (www.ibpf.org).

The IBPF website has a number of wonderful resources, information about free webinars you can take, books, classes, latest news and other mental health articles. Worth a visit!!


On behalf of the International Bipolar Foundation (www.ibpf.org).

The IBPF website has a number of wonderful resources, information about free webinars you can take, books, classes, latest news and other mental health articles. Worth a visit!!

All the checked boxes…

Today was one if those days I absolutely dread. Paperwork needing to be completed, deadlines, phone appointment (that I missed), scheduling to be done, copies to be made…all things relating to my diagnosis of Major Depression and mental health.

I have been working very, very hard to try to get back into my life, being more engaged, signed up for a ballet class, trying a new type of therapy (Dialectical Behaviorial Therapy), even trying to make new friends (which is beyond weird at my age). But today…while filling all the papers out, checking all the boxes:

Single
40-50
Major Depression
Live alone
No children
Hospitalizations YES
Suicide attempt YES
Medications YES YES YES
Have I worked before YES
Fundraiser
Are you currently employed NO
and on and on and on…

I felt my mood fall with each checked box.

So tonight, I’m finding it incredibly hard to stay ‘strong’ and uplifted while thinking about all of my checked boxes and all of my answers. Those checked boxes are my life. Those checked boxes are what I bring into every situation. Who is going to want any of that? I don’t even want a lot of it. But, the checked boxes are my reality, and they are pretty front and center. Today, they suck so, so bad.


Welcome, welcome new readers!!! Thank you soooooo much for reading I Lost My 30’s!!!!

: ))


Welcome, welcome new readers!!! Thank you soooooo much for reading I Lost My 30’s!!!!

: ))


http://www.activeminds.org/about

One of my favorite organizations. If you are a college student, know a college student, or if you are an educator or administrator…Active Minds is a great resource.



http://www.guernicamag.com/features/the-bridge-and-the-water/

A really beautiful and well written article…I would put a trigger warning on this though.





http://nostigmas.tumblr.com/post/90082843066/today-is-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-awareness-day

nostigmas:

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By Amanda Reimer

Imagine you’re going about your day—maybe you’re walking in the park with a friend. Suddenly you’re reliving your worst memories, fearful for your life.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect anyone. Though stereotypes will say PTSD is caused by war, there are…


nostigmas:

PTSD can affect anyone, but no one has to face it alone.

#notalone #mentalhealth #PTSDawarenessday


nostigmas:

PTSD can affect anyone, but no one has to face it alone.

#notalone #mentalhealth #PTSDawarenessday


http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/06/26/golden-gate-bridge-secures-full-funding-for-suicide-barrier/

This is amazing and wonderful news. Tomorrow, the Bridge District will announce the final decision on securing funding for the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier net. This decision has been a long, long time coming, and hundreds of people have worked to see this come to fruition over the past several years. Since the creation of the bridge, more than 1600 lives have ended in suicide, and hundreds more have had their lives forever changed by those losses. This is a huge step for suicide prevention and a huge step for mental health advocacy. Very happy tonight. : )