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General Discussion / Struggling to explain
« Last post by momfellinglost on September 16, 2019, 04:37:20 PM »
 I live near a community that last week seen a tragedy recently. The young man who committed a horrible crime it appears suffered from mental illness and it appears that even though he tried to get help was turned away. My struggle isn't about what he did but the thinking being put out there that mental illness is an excuse. People seem to believe that "fixing" mental illness is simple go to doc you get a pill and you are good to go. Still many don't believe it is valid at all. While most with mental illness would be more likely to be victims than to commit a violent crime. But sad fact is many come into conflict with the law and while it isn't an excuse it is a factor. I always try to let people know that just because he did this it isn't common and that many living with mental illness are productive members of the cities we live in. I want people to be able to say if they choose that they have a mental illness and not be afraid that people will treat them badly(it may just be a goal). Many time I just don't say much about it not because I don't want to but because of the hate that is spewed by many. And it makes me sad that there are many who could use support from those around them that wont because of the people who want to vilify mental illness, and it worries me that it might just make someone who wants help not to seek it because of the nastiness they might see on line. Any thoughts or how do you deal with people that you might not know who spew this kind of hate. I know saying nothing is an option but I am of the thought that mental illness needs to be brought into the light of everyday people that it is a complicated illness and that every human deserves the best treatment available and at the fastest timeline wait lists are not acceptable.
General Discussion / Re: Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by Pleeb on September 07, 2019, 08:22:40 PM »
Going through it again.

There are precautions I can take, like putting clothes in sealed bags....

General Discussion / brother with dementia/alzheimers....
« Last post by Pleeb on September 07, 2019, 08:20:48 PM »
I never know the difference between dementia/alzheimers.

Anyway, my older brother was at the front of the line to get into a nursing home because he was delirious and such.

Last week or so, he got into a really nice two story place in Ajax, Ontario.  It's pretty new too.  Really nice place!

The first couple of days:  "get me out of this a looney bin?"  "Looney bin" because of other residents' behaviour?

A week later he settled in....maybe partly because one of his sons and family visited every day.

They got him a single room ($!) because of his social phobia....he may feel uncomfortable with another person around?
This may not be an issue anymore, as he's so "out of it" he doesn't remember he has social phobia?  If that makes sense.

When I saw him he was cheerful...maybe wasn't sure who some of us (relatives) were.  He never did this before -he throws in some German when he talks....but usually just exclamations like the German version of "my oh my!" or similar.


Re being delirious, when he was at home he thought he had two cats instead of one, and another guy living in his house.

AND.....he thought there was a stage with live musicians in his house.  And the neighbours thought the music was too loud.

General Discussion / Re: Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by paulm on August 04, 2019, 04:05:30 PM »
Hello Peter. Sorry that you have to go through all this again. Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / Re: Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by momfellinglost on August 03, 2019, 10:07:41 AM »
  Hi Peter
   Sorry you are going through this again. From what I know of the little bugs you are have a re-infestation most likely that they didn't do one apt or someone in the building has someone who is visiting bringing them in or it could be as simple as someone buying an item from someone who had them in their place. They can go dormant for around 18 months if no "food" is at hand. They travel as well and apt building are like a highway pipes that go through rooms wires etc. They are drawn by the air you exhaile. Hope you can get the mangament to fix it quickly. Good luck
General Discussion / Re: Ever had b bugs in your place?
« Last post by Pleeb on July 30, 2019, 02:53:10 AM »
Off topic - a good thing about online forums is that I can go back in the past to see how I felt, when things a certain kind of bugs. >:( 
Didn't think I saw them more than a month ago, June 24.

General Discussion / Re: Plastic surgery, plantar fasciitis
« Last post by Pleeb on July 30, 2019, 02:49:56 AM »
I've seen guys in handcuffs more than 5 times......but not lately, except for the other day.

Haven't hardly been to Emergency in ages, but when my parents were around......went a fair number of times.


Which reminds me - I live in a senior's (sp.) building, but haven't seen ambulances taking people so often.....seldom, which is nice.

Also, unlike other high rises, no false fire alarms with fire trucks showing up for nothing....  That's semi common in other buildings.
General Discussion / Re: Not procrastinating as much....
« Last post by Pleeb on July 30, 2019, 02:44:44 AM »
Hi, guys.....Maybe a person could ease into it?

Chair yoga first?

Don't know much about chair yoga, though.

General Discussion / Re: Plastic surgery, plantar fasciitis
« Last post by paulm on July 22, 2019, 09:13:50 PM »
Hello Peter. As long as it's not you in handcuffs LOL. I've never seen anyone in handcuffs any where. I guess I've lived a sheltered life LOL. Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / Re: Not procrastinating as much....
« Last post by Dragonfly on July 22, 2019, 09:11:09 PM »
Hi Peter,
 wanted to try it but never did. My mother-in-law loved it.
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