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Category Archives: Fourth House
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
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
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
When a Man Loves a Woman The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom Several weeks ago, Gallivanta at http://silkandthreads.wordpress.com and I were chatting about some of the special moments I’ve shared with Tom. Those times when positive remembrances shine … Continue reading
My Therapist Has A Golden Heart – Mental Health The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom The headlines read, “Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues Advocates Say.” The operative word in the previous proclamation is ‘SHOULD.’ I … Continue reading
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
Mental Health – Stigma in the Emergency Room The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom Journal Entry: Random entries beginning Dec. 7, 1987, Monterey, California. My husband, Tom, and I had endured a year-long odyssey of medical exams for … Continue reading
Sharks At My Grave The Fourth House by: Sheri de Grom From Journal Entry: January 2001, North Carolina. ‘As I look back over twenty years of living and loving Tom with bipolar disorder, I acknowledge how much of my life … Continue reading
Mental Health – You Can’t Go Home AgainThe Fourth HouseBy – Sheri de Grom I vividly remember a conversation I had with Tom’s father in 2001. I wrote about it in my journal. Tom and I visited his parents … Continue reading