November and December are traditionally bad months for L. It is something we have been dealing with for a years now in some form or fashion. Two years ago it meant two inpatient visits in December right around Christmas. Once for a suicide attempt, the other for being suicidal. We have not had a single inpatient stay for him since that time though we did have a couple ER visits and emergency appointments because of him admitting to me that he was being/feeling suicidal. The latest one was at the beginning of this year.
Right now it seems as if this year is shaping up to be another bad one. He is already extremely stressed. Some reasons are valid, other are exaggerated because of his mental illness. I have been keeping an eye on him more and more and we are back to weekly appointments with his counselor for now.
So if I go MIA from time to time over the next few weeks, it is most likely that I am just busy with life around here, the girls and just taking that extra minute or two to try to breathe and relax.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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