Mama Masha’s Musings: Maria K on Mental Health, BPD and Life.

On the Eve of World Bipolar Day, remembering that this writer is in America where the situation regarding medical costs are different… hear hear! Great piece.

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Today I’d like to introduce my friend Maria K. I met Maria a good few years ago, via Facebook and mutual friends, and she’s always managed to impress me with her strength and determination as well as a kind heart and a kick-ass nature. As you’ll read in her bio at the end of the post, Maria lives in the USA but she didn’t start out there. Her experience of living with a mental health issue that often goes undiagnosed and is often misunderstood, is both inspiring and thought-provoking.

Over to you, Maria:

I wrote this a few years ago and would like to add a couple of things in light of the current political situation.

There were some good things about the existing health care system, but there were also many issues. I don’t think I know a single person who doesn’t have multiple stories of unaffordable medications, inability…

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3 thoughts on “Mama Masha’s Musings: Maria K on Mental Health, BPD and Life.

  1. An excellent piece. I can relate to the counselling problem, the NHS leave you on an interminable waiting list, and I’ve never been able to hold out long enough, or think myself important enough to put myself on it. I took private therapy for six months a decade ago and that helped me out of a breakdown, but my depression/anxiety/panic is life-long and you feel the health services don’t care enough to help. I’ve discovered the best support from those who suffer similar conditions.

  2. Every time I read something like this I thank my stars that in France we pay very high contributions but the money is used to provide excellent health services and immediate care. If Badger and I were in the UK or America I am sure we wouldn’t be alive now.

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