Chase the thoughts
And shutdown my racing mind.
Counting the flock just doesn’t stop
Those endless thoughts of mine.
Enter baa baa black sheep
In a small prescription form.
He comes in twos, but I make him four
When I crack him always in half,
Or grind him up in sleepy time tea
A dash of milk and local honey.
Don’t just do something, sit there
Several weeks ago I saw my psychiatrist and admitted that I had been indulging in activities that I knew were bad for me, because they supported or nurtured my hypomania. My psychiatrist reminded me that I was playing with fire (since for my, hypomania can be a gateway to dysphoric mania, which is risky as well as awful) and that he was not about to prescribe me more or different medication when there were things I could do to help myself.
January Webinar with guest speaker, Dr. Eric Youngstrom
Making the Numbers Work for Us: Epidemiology and Assessment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
January 8th at 9:00am PST
Thoughts from One to Another
By: Kristian McElroy
Sometimes when I walk the world I wish you knew me.
I also wish I knew me too.
Only memories plague my mind.
But, the memories don’t tell me who I am or whether I ever knew who I was.
It’s just blank.
I am more than I see.
I am stronger than I think.
I am more knowledgeable and wise than I am aware of.
Relapse…can we really choose the path with which it takes?
By: Kristian McElroy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Removing the Shrapnel
"Don't you dare, for one second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are."
- Jo Blackwell-Preston
I knew there was a problem when this quote made me cry.
How Journaling Changed Bipolar Disorder for Me
December Lecture with guest speaker, Marlene Nadler-Moodie MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Ms. Nadler-Moodie is currently in full time, self-employed practice as a consultant to hospitals regarding psychiatric care, regulatory, quality and nursing issues.. In addition she is the Clinical Nurse Specialist at Scripps Mercy Hospital, Behavioral Health Services as she has for the past 17 years. In addition Ms. Nadler-Moodie is a Psychiatric Hospital Surveyor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and periodically an adjunct professor for National University.
December Webinar with guest speaker, Dr. Mauricio Tohen
Transforming Mental Health Through Leadership and Collaboration -From Clinical Epidemiology to Clinical Trials
December 11th at 8:00am PST