That book was instrumental in my younger years ..
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I appreciate the kind words.Way to go, Dumpy!
Wanting to get better, wanting people to know it’s okay to want to get better! Followed of course by the eventual getting better!
THAT, Brother D, is the sort of courage that will lead not only you, but others, to heal through treatment.
I work in a field where I deal with a lot of psychological injuries, and have a child battling some darkness. I can say that in each case I’ve been around, I’ve seen that treatment is effective. Every single one.
We need better accessibility to mental health care in a proactive way, and, you sir, are taking steps to help not only yourself, but others. It’s noble.
Best to you on your journey.
My father-in-law (may he rest in peace) used to say “Keep your pecker up”, in which I gave a quizzical look. My wife immediately knew why and interjected “Dad is talking about your NOSE! Translation is ‘keep yer chin up, Dumpy!” Thanks for the kind words, and I will heed what you say. Just reminds me of that story I tell and it makes me smile.Keep your head up my friend. I’m a veteran who has battled PTSD and anxiety. I had some pretty dark days a few years ago and seriously had to go get some help for it. That was the best thing I ever did. I’ve learned to manage much better.
Sometimes we have to look far and wide and read other’s experiences. Thanks for the link and I will take a gander.little odd..but you may find something in this Dump...Michael Giles original King Crim drummer..
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Every time my stick was off the ice, I either missed a goal or let one in! Lesson learnt!Great stuff, lots of love and compassionate understanding in here. What we all need for sure. Kudos Dumpy for sharing your perspective, and encouraging others to deal with the task if it befalls them. People DO need to hear and share this message.
I also feel a kinship with you, and enjoy your sense of humor. PM anytime for venting or rambling or whatever, I'd be glad to listen. Keep your stick on the ice! : )
You’re 100% right. I always could get the rational voice to take over, but that voice is getting a bit too quiet.Just to add, you're doing the right thing, all the best to you and others seeking help. I've had two periods in my life when I went to see a psychologist, both times I felt like I've just leveled up in a video game and my character (me) had all these new skills. Both times I've done it too late, when I was already in a crisis. Hope there won't be a third time, but if there is then I think I'll go before it becomes a crisis.
I do appreciate the kind words.It's great (and admirable) that you openly have discussed this here. Know that you have support here! I think that one of the components that are very important in support for any issue is from your peers. You are a great addition to our forum. All the best on your health Journey!