So sorry to hear you are still feeling crummy. As long as you are still under a therapists and pdoc attention and they both suggested a day program for you, I would definitely try it.
I have been involved with two of them at different times.
It has helped me tremendously! I wouldn't have gone back the second time if I didn't think it was worthwhile.
You are in groups all day. Part of the day you will be meeting as a group to listen to lectures from professional doctors specializing in all different types of mental illnesses and will have time for question & answers. It is very informative.
We also spent some time with physical activities, art therapy and group discussions on how we are feeling each day and everyone gives their own input on suggestions that they think may help and help relate their own experiences. Of coarse everything is moderated by a professional.
You find out from these group sessions that you are not alone and there are other people struggling just like you. You build friendships and really can relate to others and pull for one another's break through.
Lots of things of go on there. You will also be meeting with your pdoc on premises at least once a week for him to progress your growth according to the professional moderators that manage your progress.
I would say to definitely give it a try. I wouldn't hesitate to go back if I found that I needed it again.
It gives you the "know how" on how to manage our illness.
Good Luck and please keep us posted.
Yeah, enough info. I get like that too at times.
Keep a low profile. Let the ones closest to you know what you are going through, which they probably know already. But let them know that they need not aggravate your symptoms right now. Try to find something to do around the house that takes your attention off of the stressors.
I find closing the door in a room and doing work on my hobbies, surfing the net and finding fun things to look at on Youtube. Maybe funny pet videos, or just learning a new form of doing something like, hairstyles or make-up. You can type in anything and find something about it.
I like to do artwork or writing as well. Just ask your family to give you your space for right now. If you snap, tell them you are sorry and that you are not yourself right now. Maybe getting out for a walk by yourself during the day. Exercise or watch some old videos that you like. Anything to get your mind off of things until your next appointment.
Does your pdoc/counselor know what you are currently dealing with. They should know and be able to give you something to help you unwind.
Come on here whenever you can for suggestions. I'll try to check back in more often. I have a low key day tomorrow but need to get to bed soon.
Oh, sometimes I put on some headphones or set up a radio or cd player next to my bed and listen to a talk program or some really soothing music.
I hope your family cooperates. Remember....LOW PROFILE. Don't engage in social activities right now, where the slightest little thing can set you off.
Good Luck, ~sukay~