When someone close becomes ill, by means of any kind of mental instability or disease, it’s incredibly difficult to comprehend what you are witnessing; as they begin to deteriorate. To be honest, it was like waiting for the show ‘Punked’ to come running out, because there was no possible way that this could really be happening. Hallucinations, panic attacks, suicide idealtion, their loss of positive memories due to complete cognitive distortion… sometimes they don’t even reme
The holidays are fast approaching. With Thanksgiving knocking on the door and Christmas and Hanukkah not far behind, it's easy for us to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season. For those that have experienced a loss, whether the loss has just occurred, or it has been years, the holiday season can bring difficult feelings and emotions. Loneliness and longing can be felt deeply; and sometimes a sense of not belonging, or not fitting in can be heart-wrenching.