My word but moving house is super stressful.
I’m happy because I’m moving to new pastures.
Life has been a mind haunting experience over the past 2months.
My anorexia nervosa reared its ugly head because I needed some form of self medicating after stopping toxic self medicating.
I lost over 2-3 stone!
I love food.. I have recently been bingeing on food. My husband can’t stop me. After a binge,I’m verbally abusive to him, because I feel so ashamed and disgusted with myself.
I chew the foos and spit it out.
My weight has gone up to 8stone 10 from 8stone.
I’m angry because I rely on government money for my illnesses.
I’m trying to get better.
I have an assessment award review in 3weeks time and, well… I feel like I need to lose the wight I’ve gained to justify I’m ill.
I attempted a serious suicide overdose in , May 2020.
I was in a coma for 5days on life support and a further 5 days in critical ICU care.
I’ve done 4 serious suicide attempts in 2 years and 2months.
I tried to jump off a well known bridge.
I had 5 people hold me down so I couldn’t jump.
Now my gut instinct says try and kill myself.
I’m tired of my illnesses.
I wish I could have a job that covers my bills.
My daughter who is 9 years old has never been on holiday-not even in the U.K. because I can’t afford it.
I’m bricking it. I have a lot of paperwork to prove I’m ‘seriously* ill as my family and husband states.
I can’t move time ahead nor make the assessor re approve my extra income.
Not having control over my world is debilitating but i have to focus on my new life and have a plan B if I am not awarded PIP.
So, here we are, we have one week to go. Sometimes in spite of planning to stay on top of life stresses, we can and do go into crisis mode. But all is not lost. This part of WRAP -is how to re-gain control when you can’t look after yourself. The link to look at what we have covered in previous weeks and how to create your own wrap is here.
10 weeks of finding out what makes you tick, what you like and what you hate, what to do more of and who and what to avoid. You have found out so much about you, it makes sense that you should write your own crisis plan.
What is a crisis plan?
Simply put, it is a 9 step plan you create to put in a detailed plan of what you want other people to know about and what you want people who sign this agreement to follow. I will suggest you do this plan when you are well.
This is not something you should hurry. I have created a powerpoint crisis plan. you can do your plan however you wish. In the UK. the NHS is turning away from Care plan approach and to incorporate a service user-led plan such as WRAP. You know yourself better than anyone and therefore you know what how you want to be treated and what you want to do if you ever slip into crisis mode. Obviously, this is tailor-made for you. Each plan will be unique.
The 9 parts of the crisis plan are:
- What you are like when you are well
- Indicators that other people need to take over
- Who takes over and who doesn’t
- Information on your health-care contact and medication
- Acceptable and unacceptable treatments
- Home/community care/respite plan
- Acceptable and unacceptable hospital facilities
- Things others can do that would help
- Things others do that don’t help
- A list of chores and tasks for others
- Indicators the the plan is no longer needed
- Signatures from ‘key people’
I’ve put in a lot of thought and effort into my crisis plan as I want it to work. This is the final product of three months of digging deep. It is my plan to stay well and I am serious and committed to it it.
I decided to personalize mine. I have created my crisis plan with power point because I can print out however many copies I need to. There are probably more things I will add to the plan as time goes on.
It is rather a long clip – 13 minutes.. Apologies for all my waffling.
THAT IS IT.
Be empowered. Your choices are your voice. There is nothing more empowering than your voice to be heard and for your choices/wishes to have listened and implemented
Well, my training has finally kicked off. Wednesday was my first day of a 12-week course called WRAP. I’m doing it not only to help other people with developing their own coping skills but this is also a personal journey for myself.
The group has a medley of different people all coming from a different perspective, different wants and outcomes. The dynamics are mind-blowing and I am so excited to see how we all work together and support each other in the next 3 months. It is a gift to be able to get on this group. I feel extremely blessed and privileged. I’ve decided that I am going to share what I learn in these next three months. I will be
adding a page called WRAP – you will have access to what I share and what I learn and take away with me. This is not me being a teacher and putting together a plan for you but for you to be supported in creating a plan for yourselves.
Is WRAP for me and what is it? CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A BRIEF HOW AND WHY WRAP IS FOR YOU TOO
In the following months, I will be sharing what I know with anybody who wants to learn new skills. You don’t need to have mental health issues
PEOPLE MAY USE WRAP:
- TO GET A JOB OR FIND A JOB
- TAKE ON MORE RESPONSIBILITY
- GET MORE EDUCATION OR TRAINING
- MOVING OR LEAVING SUPPORTED HOUSING
- BEGINNING OR LEAVING A RELATIONSHIP
- WORK ON A RELATIONSHIP
- HAVE A CHILD
- CHRONIC OR ACUTE ILLNESS
- BREAKING BAD HABITS
- LOSING WEIGHT
- CARING FOR AN ILL OR ELDERLY FAMILY MEMBER
- TRYING OUT NEW INTERESTS