What better place to start than the present?

What better place to start than the present? You’re holding your breath again. You’re smiling because you know I’m right. Now, are you going to continue writing? 

Yes. 

Very good. We have a long ride ahead of us until we get there, so as I said earlier let’s begin. I feel your chest is tight so take some deep breaths in and out. 

(Breaths in and out slowly)

Perfect. There you go. I need you to relax so you can listen to me. You’re still tensed about what I revealed to you earlier huh? 

Yes. 

Understood.

 

Lifestyle

 “Ms. Rose! Ms. Rose! Wake up, Ms. Rose. I need to take your blood pressure, and you need to start getting ready for breakfast. Come on sit up.”   
My eyes were half open still blurry trying focus on nurse…

Who is King? Vol 3

You name it, and they were playing it.  It was as if the DJ knew Richard and Queen were finally together and they were about to make some magic happen tonight.  I massaged that man from the top of his…

Who is King Vol 2

 

 

I knew it was getting closer and closer to the time he was supposed to arrive because he texted and said he was about to take a shower and be on the way. He will…

Who is King? Vol 1

When I finally was able to make it back to my bed after our crazy fire alarm adventure, all I could think about was what Rich was up to.  I miss him, and I wish I could talk to…

Welcome to Orientation Blue

That night I was laying in my room with the lights off trying to get some sleep.  I was happy I had the room to myself finally because my old roommate had left that day to head to the Inn…

Lil Red

    ‘What great teeth you have!’ – Little Red Riding Hood by Gustave Doré

As I was walking out of my room down the hallway, I saw the other patients getting in line right before the locked…

Facing the Mirror

The next morning after breakfast one of the MHA’s Ms. Mary wanted to speak with me one on one.  Ms. Mary was the kindest person there on the floor, and she cared about the patients who were there.  In our…

My First AA Meeting

 

 

We are about to have an AA (Alcohol Anonymous) meeting.  I thought it was kind of strange for us to be in an AA meeting when some of us are not even alcoholics but hey…

Group Time

 The hardest part about being here is having to be around the other patients. I am surrounded by people who are suffering from mental health issues.  Some are drug addicts and alcoholics, some have post-traumatic stress disorder which I mainly…

Dr. Green

 

“Hello, Miss. Rose, come in and have a seat. I am Dr. Green, and I will be your treating psychiatrist while you are with us.  How are you feeling today?”

"I am doing okay thank you…