This is a great example of the importance of quality medical and psychological care when it comes to managing mental illness. A great read!
I love my therapist. Have I ever mentioned that?
I’ve been through quite a few different therapists in the last 40 years. I was about 16 the first time I met with one, and as I’ve progressed through the various stages of my life and illness I’ve been through more than I can remember. To be honest, most of them weren’t any good; not for me anyway. I think one of the reasons I’ve had such a difficult time with therapy is because of all the study I’ve put into both mental illness and treatments, especially after I got a little older. It can be difficult to buy into a treatment when you know the underlying theory and techniques. That’s not to say I haven’t ever had a good therapist because I have. And my needs have changed dramatically as I’ve gone through the various stages. But if one more…
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