Dominique Christine

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How do you know when you're experiencing a manic or hypomanic episode?

<p>How do you know when you're experiencing a <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/mania/?label=manic" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce9800553f33fe99711f" data-name="manic" title="manic" target="_blank">manic</a> or hypomanic episode?</p>
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- Rage -

A violent storm is brewing
A breeze runs through the trees
But it does not cool me
Thunder booms loudly
I cannot hear my thoughts clearly
A blot of lighting cracks across the sky
Dark vengeful clouds gather above me
Rain beings to fall
At first steadily
But it's coming down faster and harder
With every step I take
I need to find shelter
I am still so very far from home
Lost in the squall
Until it passes
And blue skies return

#BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #Rage #bipolarrage

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PTSD from mental hospital

I was put in physical restraints in the mental hospital and now have symptoms of ptsd. It was a really scary experience and I felt so helpless and claustrophobic being strapped down and unable to move. I know the health care workers thought they were doing the right thing to keep me safe, but I felt it was unneccessary and did more harm then good. Has anyone had this experience and has anything helped you recover? I feel anxious laying in bed at night :( #Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #mentalhospital

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INDEED LIFE IS TO LIVE THE LIFE WE LIVE NO MATTER WHAT!

INDEED I INDEED LIVE THE LIFE OF A MENTAL ILLNESS
THAT TOOK MY LIFE INTO ANOTHER LIFE.
INDEED WE ALL HAVE A LIFE TO LIVE, AS I INDEED MAKE
WAYS TO DEAL WITH THE UNKNOWN!
INDEED I INDEED NEVER KNOW WHAT'S NEXT I INDEED SEE DIFFERENT THING'S SOME DON'T SEE SOME DON'T HEAR.
INDEED HELPFUL HOPEFULLY LOVE CAN FIND THE JOY I INDEED NEED!
INDEED TO HAVE MAD SUPPORT THE PEOPLE AROUND ME SEE A REAL SPECIAL PERSON THAT KNOW WHAT'S GOOD IN LIFE!
INDEED I INDEED AWAYS THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AND WHY ME, SOME DEAL WITH DIFFERENT THINGS AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY DEALING WITH.
INDEED DON'T STRESS YOURSELF OUT INDEED YOU GOT THAT SPECIAL PLACE OF LOVE HERE NOW WITH ME AND WE, LIVE ON LIVE RIGHT LIVE GOOD LIVE OUT YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIFE THAT YOU HAVE AND ALWAYS HAVE!
INDEED PEACE AND LOVE 1

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-Alone-

I am a weary traveler
Lost between then and now
The fog is dense
I not see before me
Too weakened to carry thy heavy brow
Am I to wander forever?
I hear no calls that beckon me home
Nightfall is quick to overcome me
And in this darkness - I am Alone

#BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression

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Need some positive thoughts

I have bipolar and anxiety. I recently decided to stop working for my mental health and become a home maker; with the idea being that I would do volunteer work as well.

The problem is I feel super guilty about not bringing in money, and I don’t know how to overcome that. I discussed my decision at length with my husband before I made my final decision, and I thought he was fine with it….but he recently said something to me that made me think maybe he was still holding out hope that I would change my mind…and I don’t know how to know if I misinterpreted his words.

I’m been feeling so down ever since that conversation, and it’s just getting worse by the day. It’s not that I don’t feel like I have a purpose, it’s that I feel guilty. I keep feeling like I am not doing enough to keep busy and that he will get mad at me or be disappointed.

I know stopping working was the best decision for my mental health…but the guilt feelings won’t leave me alone.

Any advice or positive thoughts would be appreciated.

#BipolarDisorder #Anxiety

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Need some positive thoughts

I have bipolar and anxiety. I recently decided to stop working for my mental health and become a home maker; with the idea being that I would do volunteer work as well.

The problem is I feel super guilty about not bringing in money, and I don’t know how to overcome that. I discussed my decision at length with my husband before I made my final decision, and I thought he was fine with it….but he recently said something to me that made me think maybe he was still holding out hope that I would change my mind…and I don’t know how to know if I misinterpreted his words.

I’m been feeling so down ever since that conversation, and it’s just getting worse by the day. It’s not that I don’t feel like I have a purpose, it’s that I feel guilty. I keep feeling like I am not doing enough to keep busy and that he will get mad at me or be disappointed.

I know stopping working was the best decision for my mental health…but the guilt feelings won’t leave me alone.

Any advice or positive thoughts would be appreciated.

#BipolarDisorder #Anxiety

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I Was Sexually Harrassed in a Mental Health Hospital

I spent 3 weeks in a mental health facility for being suicidal.

One of the staff was inappropriate making comments about the size of my breasts, calling my pretty, and asking if I was naked in my bed saying he would stay around if I made it worth it. He asked me "What's in it for me?" when I asked him for information.

Eventually, on a Saturday, I had a breakdown and left the facility. The police were called, they took me to the hospital and while there I told a little of what was happening to me. I was promised that my name wouldn't be mentioned. I was then taken back to the facility.

On the Monday my visit home was cancelled because I had made a sexual harrassment complaint. I was interviewed over and over until I eventually told them everything that had happened. I was promised I would be safe but after I told I was told that Staff member was rostered on that night.

So he would know I told and then he would be the only staff member on overnight. He would give me my sedatives and then spend the night being the only awake person in the facility. There is no way to lock door as he has a master key.

I was scared and told them so. I was told I could either stay or leave but they wouldn't help me get home. I live in a small town one and half hours from the facilities. I had to pay $135 for a hotel room for the night or I would have been sleeping on the streets. I am on a disability pension, the only reason I had money was because my insurance paying hadn't come out of the bank.

The following morning I ran the hospital to organise the transport home with a charity that was set to take me home at the end of my visit. They wouldn't help as I had left the hospital on my own accord.

I paid $90 for a lift home. I have been home for over a week and I am trying to make an appointment to discuss my experience with the hospital manager but she is avoiding my calls.

I am not coping with what happened to me in this facility. I have been triggered horrifically as the events mirrored what happened to me as a child when I told. I am feeling completely abandoned and discarded.

How am I supposed to live with what happened when I sought help? I have no access to any support now, all the mental health in the area is linked to this hospital. I don't think I can live with this.

#Fibromyalgia #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety

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- Winter Solstice-

A new season of transition
Spring breaths anew
Yet in the place where she lay
Winter and darkness loom
There she lies in the waiting
Yearning beauty to meet her sight
Alas this be a dream of fools
For what could blossom without light

#BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression