I can’t believe I have to do this. But.
TRIGGER WARNING: Talk of suicide.
Jeez where do I begin, I guess I could start by saying I’ve had 3 of the last 6 weeks off of work, as holiday, see I hadn’t had any time off since march and I guess I thought I needed it. But I didn’t. I really, didn’t need it.
In 5 days time I will be attending my first mental health appointment at the hospital.
I’m not really sure what to expect, but I assume it will be some kind of assessment.
So here’s the thing. I know a lot of my readers have had these appointments, I know a lot of my readers probably have a better grasp of what is about to happen and I really need some help.
In my letter it says to take my medication. So I will do that.
But my question is what else should I take? What would be useful?
Should I write down the symptoms of my possible manic episode? What possible triggered it?
I have kept a mood diary for the last month I will take that.
Is there anything else I should take?
Should I make a list of questions? What should I ask?
Any advice is much appreciated.
I will do my best to write a post the day before the appointment. But if not. I will see you all on the flip side of it.
I want to thank all of my readers for sticking with me, for commenting and helping me on my journey. I have come to a pretty big place in my journey that I wouldn’t have been able to get to without your support. So sincerely, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.
The Elephant in the Room