Tag: Mental Health

TODAY’S TOPIC? YOU TELL ME!
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TODAY’S TOPIC? YOU TELL ME!

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” -Bernard Baruch This is something I’ve done before a few times and still feel it’s never enough. I’m talking about listening. Yes, I’ve posted and reposted this article a few times. And I continue doing so periodically because I…

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YOU GOT IT…NOW WHAT?

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control over it.” -Kahlil Gibran Imagine this scenario. You’ve just ordered something online. It could be a book or clothing or furniture or new glasses or anything under the sun. Whatever it is, once you order it, you keep checking the…

FUGUE                    “WHAT HAPPENED TO HANNAH UPP?
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FUGUE “WHAT HAPPENED TO HANNAH UPP?

HANNAH UPP DISAPPEARED IN THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS IN ST. THOMAS AFTER GOING FOR A MORNING SWIM. WHAT FOLLOWED WAS TWO DAYS OF SEARCHING. BY FRIENDS AND RESCUERS WHO FOUND HER CAR, WITH WALLET, CASH, CREDIT CARDS AND PASSPORT AND HER CLOTHES ON THE BEACH ALONG WITH HER KEYS. WHAT CAME TO LIGHT DURING THIS SEARCH WAS HANNAH HAD GONE MISSING YEARS BEFORE, IN NEW YORK CITY, STATEN ISLAND, ONCE FOR A MONTH AND AGAIN IN WATER AND ONCE IN WATER RESCUED WHEN ALMOST DROWNING AFTER EIGHT DAYS. HANNAH UP SUFFERED WITH A RARE MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION KNOW AS A “FUGUE” STATE. THIS IS A VERY REAL AND SERIOUS CONDITION AND WHEN THE REAL SELF TAKES OVER AGAIN, HAS NO MEMORY OF THE ALTERNATE PERSONALITY AND ACTIONS DURING THE PERIOD MISSING OR TIME ELAPSED DURING AN EPISODE. THE FIRST INCIDENCE WAS THREE WEEKS, AND SECOND, A LITTLE OVER A WEEK. ALL THREE INCIDENTS OCCURRED NEAR OR IN WATER AND ALL THREE INCIDENTS AROUND THE SAME TIME OF YEAR, EARLY FALL. HANNAH UPP IS STILL MISSING OR SADLY, DEAD TO THIS DAY. WHAT HAPPENED TO HANNAH UPP?