Life on the (Not So) Merry-Go-Round

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A journey of mental health, recovery, and back again.

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Foreword

Submitted: October 14, 2017

This story is my own. I have lived it, I have tried to leave it, and I am here to write it. Its not a cautionary tale, but merely the rea... Read Chapter

Let Me Introduce Myself

Submitted: October 14, 2017

Before I get too far ahead, let’s go back to the beginning. By “beginning” I mean, before I was certifiably nuts. I was born in Ham... Read Chapter

Well, Isn't She Lovely

Submitted: October 14, 2017

Dr. Jagus came highly recommended from my family physician and the reviews I had read online about her prior to our first appointment see... Read Chapter

They Call This The Suite Life

Submitted: October 14, 2017

In an effort to lessen my stress load, I had again changed jobs. In March 2017 I started working full time in construction – a new and ... Read Chapter

Strike Three

Submitted: October 14, 2017

A Patient Transfer vehicle picked me up from St Joe’s to move me to the West 5th campus. The personnel working on the vehicle were both... Read Chapter

A Map of the Orchard

Submitted: October 14, 2017

There is a lot more to life in Hospital than just constant room checks and medication dolled out in tiny plastic cups. First off, it’s ... Read Chapter

Working for a Living, Literally.

Submitted: October 14, 2017

After a series of consistent “good days” and a showing of my own sensible behavior, I earned myself some freedom. That is, the abilit... Read Chapter

Freedom Forty-Seven

Submitted: October 14, 2017

September 11, 2017, the day after World Suicide Prevention Day, I was discharged from St Joe’s West 5th campus Hospital. I walked out o... Read Chapter

Follow My Lead

Submitted: October 14, 2017

Now that I have successfully been discharged, I can reflect back on my extended stay in Hospital and the many lessons I learned there. Le... Read Chapter

Time to Rock the Boat

Submitted: October 14, 2017

After eight days (of twiddling my thumbs) at home, I went back to the hospital to become acquainted with “my” Social Worker. It was w... Read Chapter

Afterword

Submitted: October 14, 2017

The reality is there is no cure for mental illness there is only management. Is that it is vital that you constantly remain open and hone... Read Chapter

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