Because there bloody well should be a party hat on this post!
As of Friday, May 1st 2020 at precisely 2.15pm I was discharged from outpatient psychiatric care.
My psychiatrist said with great delight that the next time he will see me is when I am on the psych ward working alongside his patients, whether that be as a volunteer or as an employee. .
I can’t believe this day has finally come and I’m so proud of all my hard work – cause you know, it does pay off.
6 years ago I was in complete crisis. 5 1/2 years ago I reached out and admitted I needed help.
No it’s not been plain sailing but every moment that led to here was worth it.
The trial and error with medications, the doctors, the occupational therapists, the CBT classes, the counselling, going back to university to take psychology classes. . all of it has led to this.
I havr the education and tools to manage with Bipolar 1 & PTSD and I KNOW I can keep this up.
Wooooo. What a feeling!!