Category Archives: Bipolar Disorder

CHRISTMAS DAY AND COLD CONCRETE WALLS

Bipolar Disorder/Mental Health/Slice Of Life By – Sheri de Grom Goodwill toward men—my first thought on Christmas morning. No, Sheri. You will not feel sorry for yourself. This is your life and welcome to it. You made the decision to … Continue reading

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HEALTHCARE NO LONGER INSURABLE, BIPOLAR AT 68

ACA/Medical 2015/Insurance/Bipolar by – Sheri de Grom An irony of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that millions of people have gained access to insurance but their deductible is so high that it’s left them uninsured. Providers are reporting the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS ALONE WITH AN UNINVITED GUEST – BIPOLAR DISORDER

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Journal Notes by: Sheri de Grom NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – MONTEREY, CA CHRISTMAS EVE – 1991 I departed Tom’s hospital room at 10:30 p.m. after his last medication dose for the day. I kissed him goodnight as … Continue reading

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PATIENT HEAL THYSELF – PHYSICAL VS. MENTAL

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Mortality by: Sheri de Grom We’ve lived with Tom’s bipolar disorder for 26 years and it’s propelled us into a world we never envisioned. Bipolar disorder had come to stay at our home and it was devastating. However, … Continue reading

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THE PRINCESS, THE GROCERY STORE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

Mental Health/Suicide Prevention by Sheri de Grom I’d arrived at the perfect time and place for daydreaming. My hair color specialist had finished the foils and Tom had presented me with my second venti non-fat latte—for the day—Starbucks. I’m addicted. … Continue reading

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SUICIDE AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

Mental Health/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Suicide by active duty military and reservists is at a record high, about one a day. The numbers of active duty soldiers who’ve committed suicide are fifty-percent higher than the number of troops … Continue reading

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SUICIDE, MENTAL HEALTH AND THE CAREGIVER

Mental Health/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Compiled from journal notes, April 26, 1996, Washington, DC Burdened by my bulging briefcase, I’d hoped to get a jump on the day. We were celebrating our tenth anniversary tonight and I wanted … Continue reading

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SUICIDE AMONG THE STARS

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Our world shook this past week with collective sadness. We didn’t want to believe what we’d heard. Robin Williams’ suicide should not have happened. There were brief moments in time when Robin … Continue reading

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GUNS, MENTAL HEALTH, VIOLENCE AND SUICIDE

  I didn’t know the title of the theme song for the long-running television show MASH, but Tom did. I wasn’t surprised to learn that Tom could name the song, Suicide Is Painless, and sang along with it whenever it … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Mental Health and Unconditional Love The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom I wrote a blog titled, ‘Mental Health – You Can’t Go Home Again’ in January 2014. It’s with love and thanksgiving when I read Tom’s comments on … Continue reading

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