I today had another freak out episode where I yelled at my boss then had an emotional breakdown. He brought me into his office to ask what is going on with me, and I told him everything about my illness and how I am in the process of getting back on meds. He was so understanding and empathetic, and he suggested I take a medical leave of abscence until the end of March. So I'm out of work for the next three weeks to get myself back on track. Does anyone know of any short term disabilties I can get on to be paid? I am spiraling out of control real fast this time, so I have immediate doctor appts this week. I feell....I don't even know what I feel at this point. I'm dissappointed I guess. I thought I was stronger, but I know it's not an issue of that. It's a chemical imbalance I can't control, but I still am disappointed. So since I have more time on my hands, I will definitely be on this message board a lot more. This board is really theraputic for me. I can't believe I took so long to come here.
The only short term disability that you could use is if you had it through your job. And with the time it takes to actually get it, you'd probably be back to work. You have to have lots of Dr.s reports and such.
That sucks. I thought I had short term disability, but I actually don't. I'm not too worried though, I have vacation time to use and my boyfriend and parents will help as well. Can I ask another question? I have been reading some of the posts and I'm not sure what s/h is short for. Thanks!
SH/SI is slang for Self Harm/Self Injury...such as cutting, burning, hitting ones self. I'm a cutter...actually no, it doesn't define who I am...I cut, it's an inaccurate coping mechanism that I learned 27 years ago when I was molested/abused as a child. So far haven't managed to beat it, but hopefully some day...
Thank you for clearning that up for me. I'm still trying to get all the slang on here. I don't s/h necissarly, but when I get manic my behaviors are definitely self destructive. I hope your does get better soon. What does your doc say about what you can do for that. I don't know much about it?
there's not a whole lot you can do. Seroquel has some positive studies for helping to stop it. I jsut quit Seroquel a couple of months ago because it was cause som dyskenisia in my hands. DBT therapy is another thing to do. I have to start a DBT group in mid April by order of my Psychologist and Psychiatrist, because I've had to get stitches 4 times in the last 7 months...and that's too escalated. I also am BP with severe med resistant suicidal depression. So the DBT is also for my suicidal tendencies and ideations, 6 attempts, last one being in September. Along with the DBT my psychologist is going to start EMDR therapy one on one with me.
So lots of learning and unlearning to do....kind of scary but have to give it a chance.
If you need help with any other slang words just let me know.
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