I've been so angry lately about the lack the treatment options; the lack of forward movement toward better results; the lack of insurance parity; the misinformation I feel I received the last 15 years; the lack of creativity in coming up with new treatment options; the pain and suffering experienced by bipolars everywhere; the tremendous influence of the pharmaceutical companies and the insurance industry on treatment; the years I've wasted when I pursued traditional treatments; the fact that no one assumes responsibility for medications that don't work, and a system run amok; the charlatans who propose alternative treatments that don't work; the lack of adequate funding for the right kind of research; the stigma; the suicide rate; the lack of leadership for looking at this illness anew; the lack of support for work-related issues, and everything else we face in this challenge...and so much more.
Last night as I sat, overwhelmed by enormous feelings of loss and grief about the years I've lost even though I tried to do everything possible to get well, I thought that a blog that focused on the truths that are rarely discussed--would make me feel better, and bring the issue to the forefront. So, with little thought, I launched Bipolar Treatment Travesty. It was a mistake.
Dwelling on the negative makes me feel worse, and this morning I dreaded writing another post. I don't know what the answer is but it isn't this--at least for me. I do apologize. Any suggestions for forward movement?