I am not OK…but I’m getting better

From a mental health standpoint, I am not ok, and I’m not doing well, at all.

A few weeks ago, I had my “snapping point” and I told Nancy “I need help”.

After talking to some mental health professionals, I’m pretty fucked up.  So far, I’ve been diagnosed with the following:

* PTSD
* Severe anxiety
* Severe depression
* OCD
* possibly bipolar disorder.

I just want to put that out there for now. I want to document my journey, simply because it helps me to face my problems, and also that it might help someone else.

That’s it for tonight. I have a ton of stuff to write about, but that’s for a later post.

Thanks to everyone that’s reached out a helping hand. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Know that your friends love you and are praying for you. Glad you are getting the help you need. ❤️

  2. I hear you, sweetie. I know how those feel (aside from the bipolar) and some periods are really REALLY brutal to move through. I love you and I’m thinking of you. <3

  3. 💋 here if/when you want to reach out. I like driving my new car a lot, so I can take a quick road trip down to see you if you wish. 😁

  4. Love you.
    I had a bunch of other things to say… But I think this was the point I was getting at.
    Hugs

  5. The fact that you are strong enough to recognize that you’re not ok and need help, makes you amazing. It’s ok to not be ok. Baby steps. You’re doing what you need to do for you, and that’s what’s important. We’re here to support you for whatever you need from us. We love you dearly. Hugs.

  6. You know how much I love my Gilmores. I’m sorry you hit a snapping point, but I can’t tell you how happy I am to know that you recognized it and that you know it’s okay to not be okay. You inspire me, brother, and I’m with you in spirit on this. It’s easy to say that I’m just a call or text away, but your support web is so huge I think you already know there’s tons of people that have your back when you need it. Eventually, I’ll sort out my own issues and this stuff helps me already. Thank you for being you, old son. <3

  7. Love you brother. I admire your courage for handling your shit. You know I’m here if I can help in any way.

  8. I’m glad that you recognized the problem, that you reached out and you’re getting help. Much love to you guys and if there’s anything that we can do for you, please know that we’re here for you.

  9. So proud of you for taking these steps and getting the help you need. As the song says “get by with a little help from my friends.”

  10. Dan – have you looked into Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)? Give me a call. It really does work – and it can, for some, get them off / reduce the use of pills / merry-go-round of psychiatric prescriptions.
    No hugs or kisses from me. I will listen.

  11. Thank you for sharing! Take it one step at a time. Life throws us some sh!t w/out any notice, it can be a struggle. Husband has intense PTSD so I feel ya. It can occur even in small doses (myself after some family challenges) where you kinda have this voice in your head “what about now?”, “is it ok now?”

  12. Thank you for taking care of yourself. You are loved by so many of your friends and we all want the best for you. Love you and Nancy! Seeing the comments here, you have people to lean on in those dark painful times. We are all here for you.

  13. Stay strong brother. If you need anything text or call. Heather and I are always here for you and Nancy.

  14. This is such bs. You and Your friend “Ava” were breaking PII laws in obtaining info on people whose words you did not like. HE/SHE/IT was fired from odni for doing similar things. Permanent victims you guys keep trying to become.

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