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Viewing comments for Chapter 21 "Manic-depression Rears Its Ugly Head"
Life story of Patricia Lawrence

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Comment from emrpoems
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Thanking you for sharing this with us so those who are subject to this problem will become aware that there is help available. An interesting write and I commend you husband who has been a constant help in all your situations

 Comment Written 29-Nov-2014


reply by the author on 29-Nov-2014
    Thank you for the review. My hubby was a constant help as I struggled. he passed away over 19 years ago, so now I have to be very aware when I am struggling and be willing to reach our. I have the phone number to the mental health hospital in my cell phone so I scan call if I am in need of help.
Comment from robina1978
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Good picture that complements your story very well. I have the same mental illness, was admitted 2 month. Now I have been stable for over three years.

 Comment Written 29-Nov-2014


reply by the author on 29-Nov-2014
    Thank you for the review. I am so glad you have been stable for 3 years. Just keep knowing there is always help if you begin to have a problem again. Blessings Pat
Comment from Jackarrie
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Hi Patricia,
You have told your story very well, so much so that I can identify with it, I was hospitalized and knew I needed help and I know I needed the medication to get me feeling motivated and living instead of existing in a very dark place. Like you I am a survivor, we do need to look after our minds as well as our bodies

Well done
Mary a deserved six.


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2014


reply by the author on 29-Nov-2014
    Mary, thank you for the lovely review and for the six. I think the key to recovery ot at least staying stable is to admit we have a problem then be active in our recovery. Stay well Mary. Blessings.
Comment from Spitfire
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That's really scary when you want to kill others. Glad you had the good sense to get help. Lovely story about the flowers. You bring up a good point about being fearful when on your own again. Your theme is excellent here, but you would benefit by learning to avoid so much passive voice. Highlight the word "was" throughout this piece and you'll see how repetitive it sounds. Example:

I was in the hospital for 22 days as my medicine was being adjusted and I was no longer wanting to do bad things to myself and others. On the morning before I was to leave the hospital...

 Comment Written 28-Nov-2014


reply by the author on 28-Nov-2014
    Thank you for the nice review.
Comment from Jacqueline M Franklin
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Hi, Pat,

An eye-opening experience for sure. You're right, if you can help just one person with your testimony, then that is a great thing.

I'm pleased you were able to get the help you needed. Great story with follow-thru.

Cheers & Blessings
Keep Smilin'... Jax (*.*)

 Comment Written 28-Nov-2014


reply by the author on 28-Nov-2014
    I have never hid the fact that I have manic depression and have tried to educate people about the illness. having dealt with this illness for so long i have had many people find fault with me. For those people I feel sorry.
Comment from Genya
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Hi Pat. Mental health is the worst. You can't really see it like if you had a broken leg. Some people just do not understand it at all. This was so interesting to read. You must have gone through so much. Having read a lot of your life I so understand where you are coming from and where you have been. I admire your straight and courage. I have worked with a lot of young people with mental health issues and found it one of the saddest parts of my work. I just wanted to help them, but there is only so much I was able to do. Really enjoyed this Pat. Loved the last paragraph. Genya

 Comment Written 28-Nov-2014


reply by the author on 28-Nov-2014
    Thank yui for the kind review. Mental health issues can be resolved if the patient will do a couple of things. 1 admit they need help 2. be active in their therapy. Unless we do those 2 things it will alwys be difficult to receive help. I have always admitted I needed help and the I became very active in my treatment.
Comment from judiverse
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This is excellent, and very encouraging to others who have mental health issues and need help. You were fortunate to realize when you needed help and others helped you get it. Excellent details about your treatment, such as the art therapy. Lovely description of how you were presented with flowers when you were ready to leave, and what they represented. The credit you give your husband for helping you through this crisis is admirable. Good observation about how being in a mental health facility tends to make one dependent on others. Very clear, sincere writing style. You might cut unneeded wording in some places. One example, "I felt like my self esteem was at the lowest of lows." You sould say "my self esteem was at its lowest point." Great job. judi

 Comment Written 28-Nov-2014


reply by the author on 28-Nov-2014
    Thank you judi for the nice review. It is my hope that my story, as difficult as it is for me to tell in spots, will help others.
reply by judiverse on 28-Nov-2014
    You're welcome. I'm glad you were able to write about this problem. It will be a help to others. judi