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Dreams Therapy

What do YOUR dreams mean?

Blogthings.com is a blog full of fun quizzes, memes, and toys that you can add to your blog. The quizzes cover a wide variety of interesting topics. Mostly just for fun, many of my quiz results are fascinatingly accurate. For example, here are my results for a quiz on dreams.

What Your Dreams Mean…

Your dreams seem to show that you’re a bit disturbed … but nothing serious.

You may have a problem that you’re trying to work out in your sleep.

You tend to be a very productive thinker.

Your dreams tend to reflect your insecurities.

You have a very vivid imagination and a rich creative mind.

What Do Your Dreams Mean?
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Blog News Therapy

Journaling

For those interested in learning how I got started in blogging, I will be posting a link to a webpage that will list the entries from the original Psych Patient, MD blog. You will not be able to post new comments to those entries. The page will simply be the posts and comments for your reading curiosity. The link will be listed under Mental Health Blogs.

I used to journal the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper. When I re-read previous entries, the emotions I felt when I was writing the entry came rushing back. I am amazed that the same thing is happening to me as I am setting up the new web page. In formatting the page, I am also editing for spelling, so I am re-reading my old blog. Boy, was that an intense time for me! Tough as it is to re-live that era of my life, it does remind me of why I started blogging. My passion for mental health advocacy has been re-awakened. And that passion is beginning to spark my writing muse anew.

There’s life in this old girl yet!

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Mental Health Resources

Caregivers need love, too

My dearest and bestest friend from college called me the other day. It really brightened my day! We used to haunt the nooks and crannies of the Berkeley campus to study in peace. We lost touch several years ago, but she took the time to search out my family to get in touch with me. You don’t make friends like that very often.

But I digress, yet again. I wanted to post about the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI. It is a wonderful organization that provides resources on mental health care, including those for the family/caregivers. NAMI is, in my opinion, the BEST place to find information about diagnoses, medications, treatments, research, mental health advocacy, mental health care policy, just about anything related to mental health.

What I want to point out especially in this post is that support groups are available for family, friends, caregivers, anyone who is touched by mental illness. NAMI keeps a state-by-state listing of local chapters. I encourage everyone and anyone with an interest in mental health check out their local chapter of NAMI. Please take advantage of the support groups available. And if there isn’t a group in your area, START ONE! It isn’t easy to share the special problems that mental illness can bring. Find others that will understand without judging. Erase the stigma of mental illness and talk about it! NAMI will help you get started.

And a quick shout out and big thank you to ariadneK, Ph.D. for the Mental Health Links section on her blog. I am ashamed to say that I couldn’t for the life of me remember the name of the organization last night, let alone find the link. But I get by with a little help from my friends! 😉

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Blog News

The Doctor is IN!

I finally figured out how to set up the custom domain for this blog! WOOHOO!! The new URL is http://www.psychpatientmd.com. NOTE: You must include the WWW to get to this blog!

The doc is back in business!