Official Blog for Mental Health 2015

4 Feb

For more information on Blog for Mental Health 2015

“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2015 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.”

 

art by Piper MacenzieMy mental health status has changed drastically since I started this blog in 2012.  There have been ups and downs and not all of you have been following me from the beginning.  I still have the current diagnosis I had when I started this blog: Schizoaffective disorder bipolar type and Borderline Personality Disorder.  These are my two core mental illnesses with other diagnosis relating to symptoms found in each of these.  However, my treatment has been very different since I started this blog, I’m on completely different medications with the exception of Lamictal.  I no longer have just a case manager and psychiatrist but also a therapist and intensive case manager.  I started a year long DBT program a few weeks ago.  It’s been a little over 2 years since I have last self harmed.  I’m more confident in myself and my sexuality, although there is still a ways to go.  The voices have stopped completely last year in February with the addition of the medication Latuda.  One of my longest and toughest depressions just ended last October with another medication change and hospitalization.  I feel with the more biological aspects finally under control with medication I can work on the other issues and that’s what I’m looking forward to in 2015 and with sharing progress and the possible setbacks with Blog for Mental Health 2015.

2 Responses to “Official Blog for Mental Health 2015”

  1. savemefrombpd February 7, 2015 at 12:41 AM #

    So great to hear all of this. Wow!
    Carry on the great work. Xx

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