Sam is a rescue 🐕 dog.
He is going to rescue me.
I have bipolar and PTSD.
I spent 4 hours with Sam and my anxiety and racing thoughts trickled away.
Left me peace.
As illogical as it may seem panic attacks can occur when venturing out and feeling scared.
I try to sit down relax breathe deeply in on count if 4 exhale count of 4.
This calms some down. I use this technique when I am afraid to leave my room.
This article is long but explains what bipolar symptoms and depression look like in veterans.
I have two uncles that served in Korea and Vietnam. One came back not so right. He had bipolar and schizophrenia. Disabled as a result.
I wrote “How Do I Leave me?” to say we hear your pain.
Ground Control to Major Tom:
Are you on your meds?
Just charging the battery.
Are You On Your Meds?
Why would anyone be off their meds?
Why people stop meds:
- Start feeling better
- Side effects of meds
- Can’t tell how we’re doing Think we’re fine
- Fear lose ourselves to meds zombies
- Money or cost of meds
- Fear of dependence on psych meds
- Lack of support or sense of shame