Mental health feelings

The incompetence of mental health care

I have been on and off medications for a while now. Last summer, I decided to come off my long term antidepressant- Mirtazapine, because the side effect of weight gain was really affecting my physical health problems. At the same time, I also decided to stop using Benzodiazepines because of the effect they were having…… Continue reading The incompetence of mental health care

Mental health feelings

Reducing emotional vulnerability

One thing I have been desperately trying to do is reduce my emotional vulnerability. Firstly, what is emotional vulnerability? Everyone has a baseline for their emotions, somewhere between 1 and 10, let’s say you’re normally at a 2… When something mildly irritating happens like your partner forgetting to pick up something for dinner, you might…… Continue reading Reducing emotional vulnerability

Mental health feelings

Conglomerate Thinking

I don’t know, I’m not an expert on anything, not even on me. Perhaps my lack of medication is increasing some bipolar symptoms. (Mixed episodes) Just a thought- one of many. I’ve been increasingly agitated recently. My skin doesn’t seem to fit right, it itches and every noise, every sensation is an irritant.   Saturday…… Continue reading Conglomerate Thinking