Category Archives: Fourth House

MENTAL HEALTH AND CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

Mental Health and Christmas Memories The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom Could it have been my own doing that I gave Christmas away in 1987? Have I continued sprinkling trails of Christmases past until they have become faded … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH and ANNIVERSARY TRIGGER DATES

The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom Many mentally ill individuals have an anniversary date imprinted not only in their memory but also in their soul. That date signifies a specific time that triggers reoccurring past events. For Tom … Continue reading

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ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER

One Is A Lonely Number The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom As I struggled to maintain my own sanity while working a demanding job and being Tom’s sole caregiver during the years we lived in Washington, DC, my … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH CARE – WHO NEEDS IT? – PART 3 of 3

Mental Health Care – Who Needs It? – Part 3 of 3 The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom Tom’s hospital admission lingered into the Christmas holidays and I was devastated. Christmas had always been my favorite season. In … Continue reading

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Life is a Book

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    If your life was a story in a book you could borrow, Would you skip through today in the search for tomorrow, Would you open the page where your childhood came first, Or…

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MENTAL HEALTH CARE – WHO NEEDS IT?

Mental Health Care – Who Needs It? The Fourth House   By – Sheri de Grom I couldn’t believe what I’d just heard. It couldn’t be possible. Yet when I looked up and saw the determined look on my husband’s … Continue reading

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OUR LIVES DISAPPEARED WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

Our Lives Disappeared With Bipolar Disorder      The Fourth House   By – Sheri de Grom Our perfect lives were swept away by my husband’s disease of bipolar disorder before we’d had the opportunity to fulfill our hopes and … Continue reading

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WHEN IT IS NOT MENTAL ILLNESS

When It Is Not Mental Illness The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom An estimate by the National Institute of Mental Health states, “One of every four homes in the United States is affected by a serious mental illness.” … Continue reading

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