Good Morning Folks! Happy Monday to You! ‘I know, I know, what could possibly be good on a Monday, am I right?’ – Yeah, Monday’s are not one of my favorite days of the week either, but there’s not a damn thing we can do about it.
As you can see, we have a compelling prompt today, study. Now, for all the students out there, I’m sure you will have quite a bit to bring to the blogosphere. However, for this old biddy, all I can do is say this…
Ever since my diagnosis of mental health issues, you can say I’m a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to studying my subject matter before I get started blogging about it. I tend to research different areas of mental illness/disorders carefully in order to keep my readers well informed and keep an open forum to discuss the nature in which I write.
Naturally, my main go to is “Google” but, my talking to my therapist as well as my psychiatrist is also a source in where I gain most of my knowledge.
If you read my piece last week, about the differences between bipolar 1 vs. 2, I dedicated time to study mania and hypomania through several sources. The only thing that irritated me, was the questionnaire that was provided at the end of my 4 part entry. There were no right or wrong answers, or I should say, ‘very vague’, in explaining what the answers meant. I learned thereafter, it was more or less a ploy, to get you to contact the source by phone, and they would give a free consultation once you fill out the answers.
My theory was this; If you had answered all the questions as “Often, or most likely”, you are a candidate for seeking advice and a CBT by a professional mental health provider. ‘Nothing like stating the obvious.’
I advise anyone that feels that they meet the criteria of the questions/answers from last weeks questionnaire to seek the following help they need. Your mental health is vital and validated if you are feeling depressed for any length of time. Or, manic/hypomania for stretches of weeks at a time.
Because I took the time to study the differences between bipolar 1 vs. 2, I definitely have a better grasp on my disorder now.
As I still gain to get feel better with each day, I know there is a light at the end of this tunnel. I have been looking at the positives vs. the negative aspects of my disorder. I’m also happy that I have my appointment with my psychiatrist this Wednesday, to discuss this ongoing issue.
Thank you, for taking the time to read and make sure you study and have a better understanding of your mental health conditions.
Take Care & God Bless!
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