Tag Archives: Bipolar Disorder

CHRISTMAS DAY AND COLD CONCRETE WALLS

Bipolar Disorder/Mental Health/Slice Of Life By – Sheri de Grom Goodwill toward men—my first thought on Christmas morning. No, Sheri. You will not feel sorry for yourself. This is your life and welcome to it. You made the decision to … Continue reading

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SHERI, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

  Caregiving/Advocacy/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom Looking back to my last post of Dec 20, 2015 [you may read it here], I had no idea my life would soon become a powder keg. Many of you have asked … Continue reading

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HEALTHCARE NO LONGER INSURABLE, BIPOLAR AT 68

ACA/Medical 2015/Insurance/Bipolar by – Sheri de Grom An irony of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that millions of people have gained access to insurance but their deductible is so high that it’s left them uninsured. Providers are reporting the … Continue reading

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SUICIDE – A CAREGIVER’S DESPERATE ACT

Mental Health/Suicide/Caregiver By – Sheri de Grom How could dying be more tempting than living? How could such a desperate act seem like a reasonable solution to one’s problems? How was I to know that I would be faced with … Continue reading

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THE CAREGIVER AND HER THERAPIST

Mental Health/Caregiver/Medical Care 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Imagine my surprise when I read in the March/April 2015 issue of Psychology Network that psychotherapy was in a decline or even in a freefall. According to a study published in … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH, DISCRIMINATION AND DIAGNOSTIC OVERSHADOWING

Mental Health/Discrimination/Diagnostic Overshadowing/Mortality/Medical Care 2015 by:  Sheri de Grom Why do I continue to question the ongoing discrimination of medical professionals toward individuals with a mental health diagnosis? I see the defeat in Tom’s eyes when he tells me, “There’s … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS ALONE WITH AN UNINVITED GUEST – BIPOLAR DISORDER

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Journal Notes by: Sheri de Grom NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – MONTEREY, CA CHRISTMAS EVE – 1991 I departed Tom’s hospital room at 10:30 p.m. after his last medication dose for the day. I kissed him goodnight as … Continue reading

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PATIENT HEAL THYSELF – PHYSICAL VS. MENTAL

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Mortality by: Sheri de Grom We’ve lived with Tom’s bipolar disorder for 26 years and it’s propelled us into a world we never envisioned. Bipolar disorder had come to stay at our home and it was devastating. However, … Continue reading

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CONCIERGE MEDICINE – IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom The emerging model of concierge medicine has its roots in both patient and physician frustration. BASIC CONCIERGE MODEL Patients pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee to join a physician practice. The physician … Continue reading

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HOW SAFE ARE PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS?

The American Recall Center/Personal Experience by – Sheri de Grom Each day begins with my swallowing a handful of pills and injecting a shot. Each medication has more side effects than I care to think about. Four of the pills … Continue reading

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