Real Psychologist Reviews Mental Illness In Movies

5.29.19 blog entry

This psychologist’s review of various forms of mental illness in film is quite interesting. The specialist is watching clips of movies and discussing how accurate they are in depicting disorders and diseases such as Bipolar Disorder and Autism. Do give it a watch as we round out May – Mental Health Awareness Month.

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CRAZY Cat Lady

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

So let’s talk about it one piece of a screwed up jigsaw puzzle that hopefully makes things a bit more tolerable.

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Sometimes, it’s the little things. Taking a stroll, working with flowers in the lawn, visiting an aquarium, having lunch out just me alone, family time of talks or games, playing with four-legged friends, like my favorite orange tabby, Richard Parker.

I even receive a monthly Cat Lady Box. Has decorative cat stuff for me, the Crazy one, and even two toys for the cat. These make me smile, and I try to find reasons to smile and laugh each day. Wards off the blues… sometimes… and helps me remember to be thankful for those things and people I have in my life.

 

Sick Mind, Sick Body (round and round we go)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

So, let’s talk about it.

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I notice when I am physically sick, say a sinus infection, it gets worse and worse. (Which I guess the same can be said for any Bipolar episode, whether depression, hypomania or anxiety.)

Back to physical illness. Sinus Infection becomes sinus infection, cough, bronchitis, higher fevers, nausea, etc, over three weeks, for example, as I am experiencing now.

A friend and I agree, seems those with Bipolar are sick for a longer period of time, and it’s terribly difficult to recover.

tension-headache.jpgWhat are your thoughts? Your experiences?

 

 

A Simple Truth…Even if It’s a Bummer

“I don’t hate myself. I just don’t want myself.” ~Jen Curry (that’s me)

Sometimes people cannot understand apathy. I experience it in deep Bipolar Depression bouts, and sometimes with anxiety. I have no better way to describe the total lack of interest in life and self.

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However, that quote I threw out there is the best way I’ve ever come up with in use of describing it.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

IMG_20170501_205510_367So, I talked about a piece.

Ever forward.