Okay, I must apologize. I’m changing the name of the blog again. This should be it. The story behind all the change is this:
I started an online private journal in 2004 on blogger. Without any thought whatsoever, I named it “Bipolar Blast.” When I decided to make it public I deleted the whole history because all I had written was gibberish. I was on a lot of drugs and I hadn’t come to my senses yet.
When I started the public blog I had had an awakening of sorts and I didn’t really believe in the label bipolar anymore—certainly not for me. The dilemma was I wanted to reach out to people who identify with the label as I had done for so many years. So I kept the name, again without thinking a whole lot about it—I don’t think I really believed I would be in this for the long haul. In any case the name has never sat well with me.
So one day when particularly bothered by the name, I again, somewhat impulsively, renamed it Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Recovery. I am now finding that I feel this is too restrictive for what I am really doing for in point of fact I am talking about healing naturally whether one is on meds or not. The psychiatric drug withdrawal is part of the picture, but there is so much more. And what happens when the withdrawal is over? Well maybe the blog will be too, I don’t know, but I wanted a more inclusive title that will draw those not withdrawing too and allow me to continue indefinitely as well. So I now present you with Beyond Meds. That allows for anyone at any point in their journey with mental health issues to feel a part of what this blog is about. Meds, no meds, coming off meds—everybody welcome to come and learn and discuss the issues at hand. Living with mental health issues is simply not all about the drugs.
I know I’ve been messing with all your minds, so change the link as you feel fit, or not. I don’t expect everyone to keep up with my changing mind. But I think Beyond Meds will look much better in your blogroll than the clumsy and long Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Recovery—a journey. Ouch, what a mouthful!
And I’ve bought my own URL so eventually I hope to utilize that as well, though for now the learning curve involved in the transfer is too much for me to take on.