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Capgras Syndrome Mental Health Resources

From Jokester to Jailbird

I found the link to this article in a post on a blog about the television show Saturday Night Live. The article beautifully explains the plight of this brilliant, talented, mentally ill man caught up in the Canadian justice system. The United States has similar problems dealing with mental illness within its prison systems, as I suppose other countries do as well. I wish I had an answer to the problem, but I don’t. Please click the link below to read the article.

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Domestic Violence Medications Steroids

Steroid Delirium

Steroids in professional sports (yeah, I know … I’m stretching a bit by including pro wrestling as a sport) IS a problem that needs to be addressed. Steroids do more than pump up the body. The abuse of steroids can lead to psychiatric problems as well. The tragic story of Chris Benoit should be a wake up call.

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Uncategorized

Sorry for the silence

I’ve been having a tough time personally for the past few days. Out of respect for others involved, I can’t say more about it here. Please bear with me. I will be back on track soon. Thanks, all.

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Family Relationships

Is Your Family Dysfunctional?

Hmmm, I thought the percentage would be higher …

Your Family Is 52% Dysfunctional

Your family definitely has some problems, but probably nothing that can’t be overcome.
You don’t have the greatest past with your family, and bad feelings may arise when everyone’s together.
It may take some individual or group therapy to work everything out. And that means your family has to admit there’s a problem.
If your family isn’t ready to change, you may need to give them some distance for a while.
Is Your Family Dysfunctional?

I’ll make an original post soon.

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Communication Personality Traits

What kind of blogger are you?

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life – a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And you make it as entertaining as possible.
What Kind of Blogger Are You?
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Therapy

I need therapy (DUH)

There’s a 65% Chance That You Need Therapy

You almost certainly need therapy. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Lately life has not been easy for you. Why not let a therapist help you sort things out?
Do You Need Therapy?
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Personality Traits

Am I bitchy?

You Are 54% Bitchy

Generally, you’re an average woman, with average moods. But sometimes … well, watch out!
Sometimes, you let your mean side get the better of you. And you enjoy every minute of it.
How Bitchy Are You?
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Communication Domestic Violence

Never, ever again

I did the most irrational, idiotic, nonsensical, thing today. Please learn from my mistake.

My partner always tells me to “bat him upside the head” when he needs it. Well, at 5 am this morning, I decided that sounded like a really good idea. So I walked up behind him and popped him on the back of the head. He never saw it coming. If that wasn’t bad enough, when he asked me why I did it, I simply stared at him like he was stupid for not knowing, and then walked away.

Why did I do it? It doesn’t matter. Nothing he could do would ever justify me putting my hands on him in that manner. Violence within a relationship is never called for.

Communication is the most important thing to have in a relationship, and I let that break down. I chose to keep some feelings to myself until I erupted. That was wrong. I have no reason to keep anything to myself. This relationship is the most open, honest relationship that I have ever had. We have had the most incredible conversations that I never dreamed that I would have with anybody. I can tell him anything. What the hell is wrong with me?

I will spend the rest of my life making it up to him … if he will let me. I mean, if he ever hit me, I’d pack my bags and leave without a second thought.

Domestic violence is NEVER called for, no matter who is the perpetrator.