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Lithium-Laced Fire

Jess Down with the Sickness (Mental Health), Health & Fitness, Massey Approach to Recovery, Medical Maladies (Physical Health), My Marriage, Organization, Personal Care 1 Comment

Since I started this blog, I have been diagnosed with a major illness (diabetes), begun to contact grad schools, fallen into a deep depression, finally settled a major lawsuit I have been battling for over two and a half years, researched and set up an appointment with a new psychiatrist, and had my first two evaluation sessions for Transcranial Magnetic …

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More Than Self Care

Jess Change Your World, Down with the Sickness (Mental Health), Following My Dreams, Massey Approach to Recovery, Personal Care 3 Comments

If you have a serious, persistent mental illness (SPMI), than you have been told over and over again how to “recover” from an episode of your illness. Focus on self-care. Make sure you’re getting enough rest. Take it easy, try not to overwhelm yourself. Make sure you’re taking your medications and seeing your doctor/therapist/other practitioners as scheduled. Get on a …