I decided to start this challenge first of all to help my readers learn more things specifically related to my mental illnesses. My fellow bloggers are welcome to participate in any or all of the challenge prompts. I I hope this will raise some awareness and give you insight to mental illness. Here is the image to go with the challenge:
im feeling very alone this evening. I’ve been laying in bed most the day. I feel like self harming. I’m not even sure I can put words to why I feel like it. To not I’m thinking about taking Valium and knocking myself out. I wish I felt better. I wish I felt normal.
More on DBT: Video on Radical Acceptance
Originally posted on DBT Peer Connections:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training teaches four sets of skills for life enhancement. This is the third video installment in a series in progress that aims to teach DBT’s valuable skills from a peer perspective and to make such learning easily accessible and without the burden of excessive costs. In this episode, the skills that are taught relate to Reality acceptance and fit within the core mindfulness module. Specifically, the skills you learn in this video are Loving Kindness, Radical Acceptance, Willingness, Turn the Mind, and Half-smile.
More DBT- Video on Emotion Regulation Skills
Originally posted on DBT Peer Connections:
This video introduces the skills and key concepts that relate to emotion regulation as taught in dialectical behavior therapy skills training groups. The video presents skills from a DBT client peer perspective not DBT therapist expertise. Please share your comments about what you like and do not like after viewing so we can improve future videos.
Thanks to 21andSensory for nominating the blog award. This is my second time receiving this award, and I love awards. It means I’m appreciated and who doesn’t like to be appreciated.
Why I blog?
I started blogging as a place to vent and outlet my feelings. After gaining some followers, I learned about the rich community. I’m diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a mental illness not too many people know of. Heck! I hadn’t heard of it until I was diagnosed. For those who don’t know it’s a combo of bipolar (in my case) and schizophrenia symptoms. I’m also diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and I think there is a lot of stigma and stereotypes, so I blog to dispel some of those. Along with those two, PTSD has been added to my official list of diagnoses. Not sure why they added that now, since I’ve experienced trauma and PTSD symptoms for a long time. After the last hospitalization, low and behold, I was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder as well. One reason why I enjoy reading the blog that nominated me. I like to spread awareness about mental illness/health as well as who I am as a person. Soon I will be doing a post highlighting some of my favorite blogs I follow, so I will skip the nomination process.
The pretty award:
Worth the read and for my newer blogger followers. Deciding or processing what to do with family members who were abusive or neglectful.
“others like them should be hammered with lectures about the benefits of—here comes that dread word—closure. Sometimes the best thing to do is just close the door”
Originally posted on Marci, Mental Health, & More:
I found this article last night on my Zite tittled “When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?” I immediately thought of a few specific bloggers who have recently been deciding how they want to deal with parents or family members who had a negative impact on their life, mostly through trauma or abuse. Not all cases represented family asking for help or forgiveness and in most cases avoiding or denying the past. I also found the article featured on MSN and thought I’d link it with some quotes and insight from the article.
What do we owe our tormentors? It’s a question that haunts those who had childhoods marked by years of neglect and deprivation, or of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of one or both parents. Despite this terrible beginning, many people make it out successfully and go on to…
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My Wellness Journal. Here’s a post with video on more about it.