Author Archives: I.V.

About I.V.

37 year old woman with Schizoaffective, Bipolar 1 type. I'm also intelligent, mostly positive, fandom junkie. Oh, and I have two cats: Zim and Gir... they're 12. So... fandom junkie? Ah, yes. Supernatural, Merlin, Buffy tvs, Angel the series, LOTR, Harry Potter, old x-files. I also like anime and and Manga. farvorite anime? Vampire Knight... and it cannot be dubbed! I also like plenty of others, I think of Elfin Leid when I say that... oh, and Blood+. Favorite Manga? Junjou Romantica, Vampire Knight, Loveless, Gravitation. I like the anime for these as well if they have it. Books: Dune, HP, LOTR, The Hunger Games, Wicked, the Southern Vampire Series, Snow Crash, American Gods, Pride and Prejudice, comics. Movies: The Boondock Saints, LOTR, HP series, Girl Interupted, SLC Punk, Walk Hard: the Dewie Cox Story, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Foxfire, Empire Records, Star Wars (only episodes 4-6), Iron Man (both of them), Thor (1&2), The Avengers Video Games: Dragon Age 1,2 and Inquisition, Kingdoms of Amalur, Little Big Planet, Star Ocean. I also love watching other people play Mass Effect, Dead Space and all the above mentioned games Oh, and I love Sushi :)

When Fine Doesn’t Mean Fine

“I’m fine.”  I say these words more than a normal person would.  I’d bet on it.  Unfortunately, most of the time I say them, I’m really not fine.  Things aren’t going well, and something is probably eating me from the … Continue reading

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The Medication Dance

For many of us in the mental health community, medication compliance is a real issue.  I’ve heard in recent days from different sources that some people have no problem taking their medication at the same time every day, not miss, … Continue reading

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Here Goes Having a Regular Blog

Alright, so, I attempted to do the updates on certain days, etc., but I think that I’m going to stick with a random format.  This is, ultimately, a mental health blog, and I’m paying for the damn domain, I should … Continue reading

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Therapy Thursday 11.29.18

Thin vs. Stable We live in a society today where “thin” is beautiful and the words mental illness are filled with all sorts of stigma.  There are people who are considered “thin” and also mentally stable.  They’re lucky, I suppose.  … Continue reading

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Therapy Thursday 9.27.18

Well, for some reason yesterday (Thursday) images weren’t loading.  So I tried again today.   Here’s yesterday’s entry for Therapy Thursday. Today I’m going to touch on the subject of social anxiety (also called social phobia).  Social anxiety manifests itself … Continue reading

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