Tag Archives: Fourth House

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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Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides

Check out this great MSN video – Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides.

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MENTAL HEALTH – MY THERAPIST HAS A GOLDEN HEART

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

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MENTAL HEALTH – STIGMA IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

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

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MENTAL HEALTH – SHARKS AT MY GRAVE

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

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YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN – MENTAL HEALTH

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

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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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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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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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