Riding the Wave ... And the Trough

I am mentally ill, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and a vitamin B12 deficiency (a key element in brain development). For over 12 years, I took anywhere from 5-8 psychotropic meds each day, and have been recently giving myself a monthly injection of B12.

In January 2012 I was hospitalized for depression, and management of my currrent med cocktail. Immediately all but two of my meds were discontinued and, after a few weeks of adjustment, and some near hospitalizations, things seem to be going much better.

I have been on permanent disability since January 2010, and am adjusting to life on a very limited income.

My prayer is that in walking with me during the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder, you might find solace, and benefit through my experiences.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NAMI Training

Today I completed day one of NAMI's two day "In Our Own Voice" (IOOV) training. This trains and qualifies a person to share their personal experience of mental illness with fellow consumers, or groups who can benefit from the experiences.

This answers a prayer for me, of being able to share my rather unique experience with those who might benefit.

Praise God!

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