Anymore, being a psychologist means you specialize. You all have helped me to see that I need to work with bipolar people. I found many of you to be hurting and it breaks my heart that I am of little use to you here. What has come sharply into focus is what this illness does to the psyches of the suffers. I see you all as interesting, valuable, intelligent, caring, sensitive and a host of other positive attibutes. I know I'd like to work with people who have this to offer me from the other side of the couch. I don't see you all as broken, or in need of fixing. I certainly don't see you all as crazy!!! I just see real and honest people who need support and here we offer it. I hope to do this in a different way in the near future.
Thank you for showing many things I didn't know and teaching me a thing or two I needed to learn.
The Lady Dragonfly
Yes, it was me...I know because I was there when I did it. Lupus sufferer, bipolar II sufferer. Currently on Indocin for chronic pericarditis related to lupus, and cherishing every deep breath without pain. Currently in graduate school for mental health counseling, class of Fall 2007. Vegan and loving it!