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Kitt O'Malley
Mental Health Advocate & Writer living with Bipolar Disorder as Wife & Mother.
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Kitt O'Malley 7h
Cried when I found in a box of old photos the I wrote for my grandmother's mass.
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Kitt O'Malley 7h
Glad you are doing better. Feels good, doesn’t it?
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Kitt O'Malley 7h
I was the “identified patient,” too. Can totally relate.
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Kitt O'Malley 7h
I can relate to being my mother’s daughter in that I too struggle with mental illness.
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Kitt O'Malley 7h
My mother can’t tolerate dissent. She retaliates viciously. She lacks insight into her behavior. My sister told her if she attacked her husband (SIL) again, my mom would never she see her grandsons. Worked.
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Jeni Fitts Art 10h
Agreed, schizophrenia isn't curable either, so when i talk about "recovery" I only mean getting back to baseline functioning. Or just keeping myself from a psychotic relapse. I merely manage the symptoms as the disease will always be with me.
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Kitt O'Malley 7h
Love how your art illustrates your stories on your blog. Powerful
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Kitt O'Malley 7h
My experience is that I had to feel the anger before I could feel compassion and forgive. It’s a process. Therapy helps. Helped that my parents helped me and showed me love when I was 30 and experiencing both depressive and manic episodes. Clearly they loved me.
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Elena Kitzantides, #GlobalCitizen🌎 11h
It’s ok to be angry about our painful childhoods. It’s also normal and healthy to express it and I empathize, deeply. This is so a ‘me too’ moment but the only thought that’s allowed me to forgive is: everyone does the best they can w/what they have at the time. Hope it helps.💕
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Kitt O'Malley 8h
Replying to @TheSarahFader
Hilarious! As if the dog is a newborn infant...
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(((Sarah Fader))) May 21
"My anxious mind tells me that something is wrong with me and that I have to fix myself to save myself. My depressed mind tells me not to bother because nothing matters anyway." # via
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Roy Huff ♛ May 21
Replying to @realroyhuff
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Kitt O'Malley 12h
Cool. Love and respect you. That's all that really matters.
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Kitt O'Malley 12h
I was an agnostic for many years. Now, I'm a skeptical mystic. The analytic part of my brain is a skeptic. The emotional part, an open minded believer who basically believes all that matters is LOVE, KINDNESS, RESPECT, and COMPASSION. Ideology can get in the way of those values.
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Kitt O'Malley 12h
Without a doubt. I was stable on antidepressants only throughout my 30s.
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Kitt O'Malley 12h
Whatever works for YOU. I take an SSRI and a mood stabilizer, but I've been on all kinds of cocktails before this one. My medication needs can change depending on my symptoms.
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Kitt O'Malley 12h
Huge deal that she takes responsibility for her past behavior. Glad to hear you two are doing well. Now that my mom can't talk (she verbally abused) and is in memory care, I visit her regularly.
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Kitt O'Malley 12h
Good.
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Kitt O'Malley 12h
The abuse shaped us. Therapy helps US understand and react differently, but doesn't change our abusers' behavior. That we cannot change. We must protect ourselves. If that means not interacting with mom, then don't interact. I establish boundaries.
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