Is a delusion really a delusion? Is a hallucination just that, a hallucination?
Natasha posted this a couple weeks back. I thought it was very well written with lots of helpful tips! As she says, no matter what your experiences are with mental health, sleep is crucial, and quality sleep is essential. Many of my friends benefit from the sunrise simulator alarm clock (I have yet to invest … Continue reading Gadgets and Guidance for Sound Sleep — Redefining Bipolar
On May 2nd, 2017, I was finally discharged from extended leave after being on it for a year and a half. To outsiders, it may not seem like a big deal, but it made a world of difference for me. Being certified on extended leave took away the feeling of control for me. It felt … Continue reading Becoming a Voluntary Patient
Autumn has approached us, seemingly abruptly, with the sudden shortening of days, and the virtually daily rain to remind us. Since we gained an extra hour turning our clocks back this past weekend, I thought I'd use this "extra time" to quickly bring us up to speed with the progress we've made this term. Support Group We've … Continue reading With one month left…
In light of the recent Supreme Court Charter challenge to involuntary psychiatric treatment under British Columbia’s Mental Health Act, I was prompted to reflect on my own situation as an involuntary patient living in the community. This challenge has sparked a lot of debate, with one side strongly supporting the challenge, while the other states the challenge is “misguided.” In … Continue reading A Personal View of Life on Extended Leave