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Monthly Archives: July 2013
Mental Ilness Math
Average life expectancy at 2010 =79.5
Life expectancy for Mental people with a mental illness = minus 25 years
“People with a serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier that the general population and 70 per cent of people with a serious mental illness die from cardiovascular disease compared to 18 per cent of the general population.
Subtotal= 54.5 years
Current Age = 45.2 years
Total = Not much time left
Am busy with life at the moment, school holidays.
I have been making some progress on arranging appointments and treatment to commence after school holidays.
I have so so much of life that has been neglected, mainly financial and health, to catch up on, it will take time and commitment.
I have so much to say here but do not wish to pressure myself to complete this immediately. Have been taking notes and will publish some concerns after the holidays.
I have had another appointment with psychologist and am daunted by the task of recovery ahead. Meeting some obstacles to treatment however with greater knowledge of my disorder I have can approach these with a different mind set.
Changed my twitter bio to “Early in bpd recovery. Seeking information and inspiration. May tweet odd things at times. My stuff” a more positive and hopeful bio to reflect the hope I can almost now touch.
Bed now so tired.