I want all of my blog followers to realize that recovery is a process.It is rare that I am symptomatic anymore. But I do at times, just here recently, had symptoms again. When I become extremely stressed, I hear voices again and become paranoid somewhat. It is very real to me, and on occassion have had to do a reality check with my therapist. I am one of the lucky ones....I do question myself when I experience these things, and I listen and follow through with what my therapist suggest.
But I want you to understand, I am so thankful, even in the midst of my voices, that I know it wont last if I continue to work at my recovery. Recovery is different for everyone, but there are reminders that we can do for ourselves to help symptoms subside, eventually. We can remind ourselves that this will pass. We can remind ourselves that we have a support system of people. (if you do not have any supportive people in your lives, then call a mental health facility and find a group,or find a Church home where you can meet new people), There are many ways to build ones support team.
I feel I am very lucky indeed. I have a great job with wonderful people I can rely on. My friends are most always there for me. I have family that cares deeply for me. And I have a Church home where I am loved and respected. It takes time to build a great support team, but it is not an unrealistic task to achieve this.
So, I want to say thank you, to my friends, family, Church, and my followers on this blog for caring.
Being thankful in everything makes a huge difference. We can learn something from everything we experience. So, try and find the positive in every situation. As bad as we may feel sometimes with having symptoms, we can learn thankfullness. After all, someday, maybe real soon, we will all find ourselves helping someone else through a tough time. In order to be really effective at helping....we need life experience. And I think we qualify.
Until Next Time, Be Thankfull.