Medical Disclaimer: The medical information provided on this blog cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional. The blog owner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master’s degree, but is not a medical doctor! Always consult your doctor before following random advice on the Internet.
Now that the technical matters are out of the way, I would like to welcome you to my blog, Juste Milieu. Juste Milieu means the “happy medium,” which is what I have been seeking since I experienced my first episode of depression fifteen years ago. Life has been chaotic since then, with many years of recovering from an eating disorder (a futile attempt to control my mood), two hospitalizations, one OD, countless SI scars, many psych meds and therapy sessions, and a mood that seemed to get more and more unstable over the years.
Recently, my life has started to make more sense with the diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), as well as a fantastic psychiatrist to help me on my journey. I still struggle with DID, as well as anxiety (general and social), depression, an avoidant personality, and psychotic or quasi psychotic episodes at times of very high anxiety. However, despite all my obstacles, I managed to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and I work at a professional level job, usually part-time, but during times of more stability I have worked full-time.
My current recovery regime includes therapy with my psychiatrist every two weeks, medication (currently on Latuda, Zoloft, and Topamax), running, meditation, a healthy nutritarian diet, and supplements (fish oil, vitamin B’s, vitamin D, l-theanine, taurine, and magnesium.)
I wanted to create this blog to bring awareness to mental illness and provide useful information to those living with various disorders, sharing the wisdom I have gained over the years, and eventually, to demonstrate that recovery is possible!
I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.