Perkidanman wrote:Good info here. My husband and I are helping out one of his buddies (major bipolar disorder) and we're letting him live with us and including him in our plans until he can get on his feet. He tends to be impulsive and "shuts down" when you disagree with him so having any info on how to deal with issues constructively is great.
Tater Raider wrote:I can't speak for others but when I fold it's because I can't process. The amount of internal stress generated when I try to comprehend something I can't is the trigger. My solution is to have a "safe routine" to do when I'm in a fold - for me it's math (bidgeting, aeronautics, probability and statistics, whatever so long as it has an actual practical application for one of my hobbies). Also my hobbies work (model rockets, garden railroading, and my biggest one, preps). The thing for me is doing something, anything, makes my down time shorter.
On the impulsive thing, I totally understand. My method is to run ideas past people to force the issue on, "Is this helpful or could it cause problems?" Sometimes, like with the green hair, it don't hurt no one and is temporary so I go ahead and do it but that's a rare, rare exception (and if I had a do-over I could have used the money wiser but *phft*). Biggest thing on this is the support network and using it because manics and people with bipolar just don't have impulse control so they need an assist on this one.
Please remember, Tater Raider is not a doctor, nurse, or any other type of medical professional. Tater is a guy struggling with this stuff himself. What works for TR may not work for you. Always consult with a professional. Repeated use may cause Male Pattern Baldness. Offer void in Rhode Island. And any other disclaimers you can think of, insert here.
Everyone is a bit different on this stuff so the biggest key is finding what works for your friend, and that not only means what's effective, but what he can stick with.
I hope that's helpful and wish ya'll the best.
Bonecrusher Doc wrote: I'd say this has at least a little justification as a mental exercise.
JamesCannon wrote:Yes, well there's the right way and wrong way to exercise, and the wrong way can lead to injury and/or damage.
MasterMaker wrote:Anybody thought about making sedatives/sleeping pills and Valium a part of their preps?
Not necessarily for ones own use but to offer someone that is distraught because of a loss or to give someone that that fears they are about to do something ill advised and is to agitated to sleep/let it go.
Basically something that would either calm them or give them the option to try and sleep through it.
I'm not saying that sleeping through it would work but when the alternative would be suicide or increasing anger/hatred leading to.......
Then it would be good to at least have that option to offer.
It may be a bit of a cliche but there is a reason that excessive sleeping is one of the symptoms of depression.
RoneKiln wrote:There's a lot of awesome posts on this site, and I'd rank this as one of the best. Thanks.
There's not a lot of sunshine in my area. It's especially bad in the winter time. Vitamin D is something we keep a good supply of here in case things get bad. It doesn't really fix anything, but it can help you feel better so you can keep on going and fix things.
Just for extra clarification, I am not arguing vitamins will fix mental health issues. But if someone finds their issue is reduced even 5 to 10% by a good supply of them, that 5 to 10% may be the small difference that keeps them functional or manageable.
I've actually pondered the fact that our society's dependence on chemicals may end up being the cause of the ZPAW. That said, as a nurse, I've seen the tremendous benefit of IV ativan on the demented/delirious. Sometimes correcting sleep deprivation does a world of good to someone's mental health. Ive had violent, delusional patients become totally appropriate and decent people after getting their first good night's sleep in weeks. If TSHTF and I had a chance to loot a hospital or pharmacy the benzo's are the first thing I'd go for..or maybe second after pain meds..
Also..Tater..great of you to bring up this subject..
engr-rn wrote:Also..Tater..great of you to bring up this subject..
triumph2 wrote:Tater , thank you for having the bravery to posting this ,as it has given me some more insight into this condition as I am currently dealing with this but from the other side as my SO suffers from this as well . So once again thanks.
Mr. E. Monkey wrote:Wee drop is NOT a dinosaur with a mind-control hat. Wee drop is NOT a dinosaur with a mind-control hat...
goofygurl wrote:Wee is a fire breathing dragon???
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