So as I already wrote…if I continue to end up in the hospital for suicidal feelings, I’m going to end up being told I have to go to residential treatment out of state. I’m brainstorming a plan on how to stay out of that situation. Might as well do it here and toss it out for other people to look at.
I guess the first thing – as much as I hate it – is DBT. Oh how I hate that therapy! I need it though, its the go to therapy for reducing suicidal urges. Or at least for reducing suicidal urges that people let others know about, and I guess that will have to do for now. I can get into class via one of the mental health organizations I get services through, but I’m not sure if I need to be in therapy via them too. And I’m not leaving the therapist I currently see! I need to have my case manager check into that for me. If I can’t get into group DBT classes, I will keep working on it with my case worker and on my own.
Secondly is going to be to start going to IMR through that same mental health agency. IMR is Illness Management and Recovery, basically group skills class for dealing with symptoms. I’ve only gone once because usually I go to my consumer operate program during that time, but I think its time to switch it up a bit. I need something run by a professional. Maybe that will give me some new skills to help me manage my issues.
My third thing is to get back to church! I was more stable a few years ago when I was going to church regularly and then I stopped after my dad died. My case manager offered to meet up with me at a local nondenominational church that she goes to, so I think I will take her up on that. Even if that church doesn’t work out – I’m going to find something around here.
I’m sure I will come up with more and list it in another post.