mh meds, gatekeeping
(meanwhile, my "extra 30 days" request was to pad out my existing stockpile to 90 days in reserve at all times, because I don't trust doctors OR the supply chain anyway, and I'll be damned if I'm going to go into brutal withdrawal in any type of situation where access to my meds is disrupted for any reason)
mh meds, gatekeeping
I figure I might as well give "the system" a good poke now, because if they can't be trusted I'd rather know ASAP and start making arrangements to get my shit from overseas.
This is how "health care," and specifically mental health care, works in the USA when it works at all.
Their "policy" over excess supply is for *psych meds* naturally.
Honestly, these people better stand & deliver pretty damn quick or they can get fucked. *I* am in charge.
mh meds, gatekeeping
Last month I asked for an extra 30 days of my two meds which have nasty withdrawals, because I have dual concerns over COVID related supply chain disruption and access in to my situation, namely, still broke and technically homeless despite being better off than a year ago.
Anyway, I just got loud with a pharmacy tech for gatekeeping me on it, then lit up my psychiatrist's inbox after the tech refused to apply the customary discount card, so as to dissuade me financially.
struggling to wrap my head around ppl who are highly intelligent but have zero creative impulse
of course they're out there, but one of them is a friend i've known for a very long time and I really don't get it. for what it's worth, even she thinks it's weird that all she wants to do is watch tv and hang out, but nevertheless has accepted it about herself after years of never developing interest in doing anything creative
on the other hand, i've been absolutely terrible about self-care and sticking to any sort of program lately. the virus helped with that but I really need to get my shit together now that things are a little less up in the air & unpredictable.
survey for Autistic folks who have experienced ABA
A doctoral student at the University of Northern Colorado is seeking autistic people who have experienced ABA therapy to take part in a research study about your experiences. More information at the link.
"With this study, I want to learn more about the effects of ABA interventions by focusing on the experience of the autistic person, rather than the external observations of a caregiver or teacher. I want to emphasize the lived experiences of autistic people."
Must be 18 to 25 years old and able to give legal consent.
well, seeded the hashtags with that link, hope some people find it.
hey look, they're describing my lagging post-stress dementia syndrome.
"Autistic burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic life stress and a mismatch of expectations and abilities without adequate supports. It is characterized by pervasive, long-term (typically 3+ months) exhaustion, loss of function, and reduced tolerance to stimulus."
PSA, autism, please boost
judging by the accreted layers in my inbox, I've been having brain fade for 3-4 days
it's a lagging effect of stress / sensory burnout which can come & go for days or weeks. I get hyperfocusy and weird. I still haven't characterized it much better than that.
however I seem to be learning how to cope, because I realized I got a lot of things done during that period.
also, sometimes I come up with answers while floating amongst the thought loops.
It's kinda weird to get mesmerized by a pop song on the radio, look up the artist and find out it's somebody who grew up 15 miles from your family member who is still trapped living with a personality disordered parent. The pop star is 5 years younger than said family member as well.
Causes and conditions.
USA coronavirus response, uspol
By the way? Millions losing their jobs to (maybe, occasionally, at some point) qualify for aid thru the unemployment system? That was a policy decision, and it was backed - to the exclusion of better solutions - by both the Republican & Democrat establishment in Congress here.
Many other countries gave aid thru payroll. No layoff required. No relying on patchwork state systems.
I'll drop the uspol discussion now. But this is a key point which people need to know.
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