Actual texts sent to my Partner from my psychiatrist appointment: Lavender: "Mental health treatment is bullshit. I got the first appointment with my psychiatrist at 8:30am - knowing how ridiculously early that is – and I honored that commitment to wake up on a weekend to be available for rehearsal. It’s 9:45am and he hasn't … Continue reading Trust in Mental Health Treatment #5: Axe to Grind
On three separate occasions recently, I have found myself writing about apologies. I wrote about how my Partner always apologizes for hurting me in an argument - even when we have both said hurtful things - because he knows that wasn't something I ever heard growing up. Then I wrote in another post how abusers never … Continue reading Messages in a Bottle #8: The Right to Say “I’m Sorry”
Update: I also posted this in the comments, but then I remembered that smarter folks than I often skip the comments. The author of the original blog post that inspired this one contacted me. She has taken it down and apologized. She also seemed like she was still beating herself up over it even after … Continue reading Déjà Voodoo
Do these two Pinterest pins seem equivalent to you? I'm going to ignore for a moment the implication by a UK PTSD charity that PTSD is "fully reversible" with CBT and EMDR. I've tried both, and I'm still waiting for that reversal. (Of course, given how many unique traumas the 9th Circle of Hell as … Continue reading Fully Reversing My (Claim to) Mental Illness?