I’m curious. Those of you with Bipolar and/or other mental illness, have you tried ECT treatments? If so, why and how did it go?
I’ve heard a select few say it’s the only thing that has worked for them.
From what I’ve read, though it is no longer barbaric, it still isn’t completely understood as to *why* it works.
So, when I think of ECT, I cringe, but then I remember that most of these meds I take for the Bipolar, there’s not a clear understanding there either as to how and why they help. And i take several every day.
Any feedback or thoughts on this?
I am sitting here in my bedroom in absolute quiet and stillness. It’s lovely.
Usually, I have a problem with silence, because it quickly becomes a cluster of anxiety, worries and fears. This, tonight, has been nice.
I would also like to share that I saw Carrie Fisher’s last magazine cover for Star Wars: Last Jedi, coming to theaters Christmas of 2017, I believe.
I wanted to give her a shout-out and yell thank you for her books and efforts towards breaking through mental health stigma.
Then, I would flip her off, because she loved giving people the bird, too.
Then, I would wish her well, wherever she is, in peace… no more meds, no more ECT treatments, no more Bipolar. A place where she is her funny, brilliant, beautiful soul.
Thank you, Carrie.