It was all very well to say "Drink Me," but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. "No, I'll look first," she said," and see whether it's marked "poison" or not"; ... and she had never forgotten that, if you drink from a bottle marked "poison," it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.
This page has been set aside to talk about one of the major components of having a mental illness: treatment.
I plan to use this space to educate, share my experiences, and possibly open discussion about the hardest and most important to manage aspects of treatment.
Most of my personal experience with treatment is based on a combination of counseling, medication, and types of therapy such as CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), OT (occupational therapy) and group therapy.
Of course there is also hospitalization: ER visits, being admitted, behavioral health wards, etc.
My goal here is to address concerns in the medical world among doctors and patients, to use my experiences to form opinions, and to offer those opinions and advice for those struggling with treatments.
Types of therapy:
Here I will be sharing my experiences and knowledge of different types of therapy (non-medicinal) that are used to treat mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder.