One more prayer intention: clarity of my psych diagnosis


#1

I have been in psych care throughout my adult life, age 21 to age 56 (the present.) After my son was born (age 32) I went to the Johns Hopkins Hospital psych ward in Baltimore to “get a fresh look at the diagnosis.” At the time I didn’t want to be there. I had no faith in the system, I was very sick, and I was worried about my son. at that time it was the number 1, “best psychiatric ward in the world.”
Now I am looking back at the time and I see the help they were trying to give me (and, unfortunately, how my parents and my husband interfered and were not a positive part of the process.) The doctors actually told me exactly what I needed to hear: the diagnosis I had initially been given when I was 21, “schizoaffective disorder,” was a ‘wastebasket diagnosis.’ The first attending psychiatrist called me an “eloquent portrait of major depression.” He said he would be on the look out for signs of manic depression, specifically for “mixed states” of anxiety and agitation. Well things went badly but I always kept this place this psych ward experience in my heart, and now its coming back to me. All my doctors today puts me in the “wastebasket” of supposed “schizoaffective disorder.” At Johns Hopkins I asked, "what should I do if the nexty doctor I see diagnoses me with schizoaffective disorder again? They said “He would be wrong.” This is a long post because it is hard to convey how heartbreaking it can be to seek help in the mental health system. Some people have a good experience. I am proving through a time when I finally have understanding of what IS wrong with me, in place of the bogus nonsense of this pie in the sky wishy washy "schizoaffective disorder,: my mental problems are like a broken leg and the “wait and see” of "schizoaffective disorder:r was always a disaster. I have a sexual injury and I have issues with pain and not being able to handle stimulation. Over time my mind became deranged with improper use of meds and other poor care, Please pray for my heart and for absolutely everyone associated with my life, even the people who have hurt me. God bless you.


#2

Hail Mary,
Full of grace
The Lord is with Thee
Blessed art Thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of Thy womb,
Jesus
Holy Mary
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of death, Amen


#3

My prayers for you also, for a peaceful, wholesome way forward, with who you really are before God, not any crippling diagnoses.
God bless you in hope and trust, in each present moent of your life.
May God also bless and protect, and give fullness f life to your som.


#4

Prayer of St. Dymphna

Lord, our God, You graciously chose St. Dymphna as
patroness of those afflicted with mental, emotional, and
nervous disorders. She is thus an inspiration and a symbol
of charity to the thousands who ask her intercession.

Please grant, Lord, through the prayers of this pure,
youthful martyr, relief and consolation to all suffering
such trials –– especially @cloudsurfer, for whom we pray.

We beg You, Lord, to hear the prayers of St. Dymphna
on @cloudsurfer’s behalf. Grant her patience in her
sufferings. Please fill her with hope, and grant her
the relief and cure she so desires. We ask this through
Christ our Lord, who suffered agony in the garden. Amen.


#5

Welcome home, praise be that The Father has led you to where healing can occur. God bless you and know that you are loved, one day you will I’m sure undestand your journey and praise God for His merciful guidance.

Peace be with you sister.


#6

You are in my prayers, I understand your situation as I am in a psychiatric hospital but thanking God they look after me well.


#7

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.


Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Prayer for a Miracle

God of all creation, you who spoke a simple command and brought forth light from
the darkness, I ask you now to send forth your miracle-working power to heal (cloudsurfer
1 ). You cleansed the lepers, opened the eyes of the blind and by
speaking a simple command, you empowered the crippled to rise up and walk.
You sent forth your life-giving power to all those in need, including those you raised from
the dead. I ask you to send forth your healing power into cloudsurfer
1 's body and give him the strength to fight his illness. I ask this through my Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen


#8

May you find the peace that has eluded you so long…
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Amen…


#9

Thank you for all your prayers, I went to Church this morning and the Spirit was with me when I left.


#10

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