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fortifiedmischief wrote

nice! started reading their "Crisis as an opportunity..." pdf.
good start:

The concept of crisis in mental health is an interesting one. In spite of the fact that many traditional theorists have viewed crisis as an opportunity for growth and as an essential experience in the context of one’s development (Erikson, 1976), we in mental health want to medicate it, lock it up, and restrain it. We have forgotten that perhaps there is something we can learn from this experience, something that will enable us to “do” it differently and understand ourselves in new ways.

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cyberrose wrote (edited )

Looks like a good resource for every person involved.

This MappingOurMadness workbook looks good. I like this introspection and bringing down thoughts/feelings/stuff to paper. Would be interesting to see if one looks into it in case of a crisis.

Anyways... thanks for sharing!

Edit: "Crisis As an Opportunity for Growth and Change – Shery Mead" has a great perspective. I find that really valuable. But I'd like to add that if you participate such partnerships/friendships you always should also reflect this relationship since it sometimes tends to lean to one side. It's not good for your own psych if you are always the helper, you may find yourself in a position where you are no longer able to share your complicated state of mind 'cause you think this could worsen the state of the other person (or stuff like that).

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SnowCode OP wrote

But I'd like to add that if you participate such partnerships/friendships you always should also reflect this relationship since it sometimes tends to lean to one side. It's not good for your own psych if you are always the helper, you may find yourself in a position where you are no longer able to share your complicated state of mind 'cause you think this could worsen the state of the other person (or stuff like that).

This. Yes, I don't know if I can vent to her because I don't want to make her have the burden of my own problems while she feels so down.

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Styx wrote

Any news about your friend?

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SnowCode OP wrote (edited )

Thanks a lot for asking. She didn't kill herself (I cried of joy this morning). However she feels guilty about making me sad because of it (she said she was a coward for saying she would die, and coming back again) and still wants to die and cut. I don't know what to do, I just hope I'll be able to see her IRL sometime during this year maybe.

The thing is that some of the points expressed in "Navigating Crisis" here are spot on but hard to implement online.

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Styx wrote

I'm so glad she's still here and so sorry you are going through this. It's really good that you are looking up different resources, but don't forget to rest as well. It must be very draining on you too.

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