The Sleep Crisis Part 3: Self Medication and why You Should Never Do It

After a MD, on October 27, 2018, told me to self medicate until I was in crisis, I went home and decided that I needed to feel better than sleeping 17 hours a day. I needed to see a psychiatrist as I still had not found the emails with my doctor’s contact, which was my fault. Not knowing what to do, I listened to the MD and self medicated.  I immediately felt better. I was sleeping 8 hours a day and my mood was perfect. What I knew though, what was terrifying me was that I had no clue what I was doing. I was guessing and one wrong guess could mean that I would end in a psych ward.  

I have seen the end of that road of mental Health in down town Barrie. It leads to homelessness, addiction, and a lack of stability. I knew that if I did that for too long, I could end up like that. You need to listen to your psychiatrist and do what it takes to get to your appointments. Create a system that works for you.

On November 2nd, I hit the corner stone of my crisis point. I needed to see someone. I called everyone I could think of: Tele-health, the pharmacy, multiple crisis lines and more. That is when I was told I should go the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia, Ontario.

The Sleep Crisis Part 4: Crisis, Soldieries Memorial Hospital, and Help

THE SLEEP CRISIS PART 2: THE STORY OF ASKING A DOCTOR HELP

THE SLEEP CRISIS PART 1: THE ONE WHO NEVER WAKES

Edited by: Julie Mann