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Pixie Giggles

I struggled to maintain my sanity, but ended up reentering therapy in order to deal with these unresolved issues. This also led to another diagnosis of PTSD. What can I say about these types of labels? It is what it is. Labels don’t do much to help the person cope with life, a better understanding of life, emotions, and behavior does.

Therapy is a very slow process. Rather than making headway, I often feel like I’m regressing back to a state of mind that I can only describe as powerfully overwhelming. It is my goal on this blog, as it always has been and as I stated before, to maintain a level of positivity here in order to keep myself on the right track and to, hopefully, help others at the same time, in some way. I do this through art, music, and photography. To be able to create, for me, is my purpose in life. I hope I can somehow help in the cause to erase the stigma of mental illness because there are so many people struggling to live, to simply survive.

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Living Dead Girl

I have been jobless since November of 2009. I am afraid to go back to work and I am not going to go to school yet until this fall because I had another psychotic break just last year around this time in February/March. I seem to have a cycle that likes to fuck with me between Fall (depression) and Winter/Spring (mania/psychosis). I saw my doctor for a check up on the 7th and he’s decided to keep me on the low dose (2.5 mg) of Abilify until I see him in June to make sure I don’t have a break.

As you can see I have a long history with mental health.

Trigger warning:  Lots of talk of suicide.  But if you can read it, you absolutely should.

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Rearranging Letters

If you’ve been following my posts, then you’re well aware that I’ve got a mental health condition, more than one in fact. So I thought I’d join in on the project. . .

Frankly this is a big step for me, as I never thought I’d be one of those bloggers who joined any kind of blogging projects &/or blog-link-along kinda thing. But mental health is a huge thing for me, so here I am.

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Human In Recovery

If we “look normal” and our actions and outcomes fail to meet “normal” expectations, then, we are often considered to be broken, less than, at fault, and to be shunned and discounted as being unworthy or unwilling to help ourselves to be more normal.

I’m not normal. I haven’t had a normal life. I wasn’t born of normal people and was not raised according to normal standards. I haven’t had a normal day in my life, except that every day has been normal for me. I’m finally coming to understand what my kind of normal is and forgive myself for not having been normal and not knowing how to work with the normal that was mine while raising my oldest two children. Now that I’m doing so, I’m understanding that I want to raise my youngest daughter to accept herself and her normal and that I want her to learn to accept that other people will have their own version of normal.

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