Tag Archives: Caregiver

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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IS YOUR MEDICAL RECORD ACCURATE?

Stigma/Mental Health/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom Notes From My Journal – Conway, AR Dec – 2015 I remember well that first mental health hospital admission of Tom’s on December 7, 1987. We didn’t know we had other options … Continue reading

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VETERANS WITH BAD PAPER

Veterans/Veterans’ Benefits/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   My opinion about Veterans with ‘bad paper’ has changed over the years. Having worked in The Office of The Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) for many years [all during times of … Continue reading

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HELP, I’VE LOST MY HEART

Slice of Life/Caregiving/Unconditional Love By – Sheri de Grom I’m desperate. I’ve lost my heart. I’ve looked everywhere. Last night in a panic I cleaned everything, and I do mean everything. At the end table by my favorite chair I … Continue reading

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THE PRINCESS, THE GROCERY STORE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

Mental Health/Suicide Prevention by Sheri de Grom I’d arrived at the perfect time and place for daydreaming. My hair color specialist had finished the foils and Tom had presented me with my second venti non-fat latte—for the day—Starbucks. I’m addicted. … Continue reading

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Outside The Lines

Outside The Lines by Amy Hatvany Washington Square Press/2012   Reviewed By: Sheri de Grom Outside The Lines, Amy Hatvany’s third novel, is a haunting slice of life. I’ve never read a more honest portrayal of mental illness. I found … Continue reading

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