Tag: #mentalhealth

THE HIGH CARD

Original Post Date: June 12, 2019

The High Card

Hello all you wizards of words, it’s been a while since I blog. Well not true, I write everyday but a lot of my material doesn’t see the light of day. This thought, however, I been working on for a while now. I finally got the idea incoherent sentences because not everyone speaks Sunny Larue right. With this blog post I’m taking a different approach. Many of my ideas for a blog are inspired by my journal entry. When I tackled this reincarnation, I promised to be truthful in regards to my mental disorder or “Chum”. In fact, to be as brutally honest not matter how hard the topic is. Well what’s more honest then journal entries. I been holding back this side of my Chum. It’s very scary place the the dark side of my Chum. It’s a place of the unknown with little to no control. The links throughout this post are materials that helped me get through this episode.
This post is from my journal entry titled: “The High Card” May 30, 2019

Choosing Needles Over Opioids… A Pain Management ‘Case Study’ 
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Catherine Mellen

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HOPE

Original Post Date: July 28, 2021

INTRODUCTION

I often quote famous movies that inspire my soul, for example “Let Good Thoughts Be Your Sword and Shield” Vida Boheme Too Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar. Or “I’m Sorry But Earth Is Closed Today” Iron Man/Tony Stark Avengers Infinity War. In some strange way these quotes often tell a tale of how I’m feeling, you know, very relatable. Stick with me on this. I promise it will make sense in the end. Hello I’m Sunny Larue known as the Professional Martini Drinking Blogger and today’s blog post is inspired by relatable quotes.

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THE RIDE

(Vraylar is medication used to help with symptoms of bipolarism. You should always consult with a physician or a mental health care professional before taking any type of medication.  The makers of Vraylar is not a sponsor nor affiliate of this website or blog) Sunny Larue is not a licensed therapist, physician or health care professional. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self harm dial 911 or contact your physician, therapist or health care professional. You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 for assistance.

INTRODUCTION

The past eighteen months has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. As twenty-twenty-one comes to an end, I thought about my last blog post of the year. It’s a toss up between my Chum, Covid-19 or the major events of twenty-twenty-one that had my emotions spinning. I decided to be very candid and try to articulate this rollercoaster ride of a year. I hit many peaks some brought on by the events of the year and some brought on by personal events.

Kingda Ka
World Tallest Rollercoast
456 feet

Hello all you wizards of words, I’m Sunny Larue known as the Professional Martini Drinking Blogger and today’s blog post is inspired by the constant rollercoaster ride of bipolarism. We all saw the “Vraylar” commercial; (Vraylar is not a sponsor or affiliated with this website and blog) you know the one about the ups and downs of mood swings associated with depression and bipolarism using rollercoaster to articulate the behavior. That’s exactly how I feel. Imagine you’re at an amusement park and the tallest, fastest rollercoaster is this 3 minute giga-coaster with speeds of one hundred mph. You’re anticipating a ride that you think you’re in control of but in reality the whole experience is out of your control. 

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#LIKEONEANOTHER

Original Post Date: July 3, 2019

Hey all you wonders of words, today I am super excited to be asked by this beautiful organization Public Good Projects to be apart of their campaign #likeoneanother. Like One Another is a campaign aimed to reduce the stigma of mental health by showing that we all are much alike. This campaign has a huge following with many different backgrounds, walks of like all committed to bring mental health awareness to the forefront. I am honored to be apart of such a great organization.

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RÉPARER MA ARMURE! Repair My Armor

Original Post Date: July 10, 2018

Introduction

A dear friend once told me to write no matter what I do just write.  Take five mins to write down any thoughts, ideas or feelings. I should make a promise to do this everyday. What happens is that word or sentence turns into a paragraph and that paragraph turns into a blog post. This is the process of a blogger.

Thank you Paulie for the sound advice, you are a truly great friend & a champion I am honored to have in my corner.

I say this because as of late I have been uninspired to do something I love to do “write”.  Writing is my passion. I love to see the thought process behind the madness. Taking one single idea turning it over to my imagination creating a world on a blank canvas that didn’t exist before.  I used to write clever, engaging blogs, reviews about reality TV stars, the episodes they appear in, TV interviews and personal appearances.

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A NEW PROSPECTIVE

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or self harm, contact the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Staffers are there ready to help you get back on track. Remember you are not ALONE!

INTRODUCTION

As twenty-twenty-one comes to a close I was thinking of what would be my last blog post of the year? I had four blogs in the can but none of them feel rights to post. I got to thinking about the holidays and the range of emotion that comes with. There’s two holidays I always look forward to Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Thanksgiving is the holidays I spend with the family.  It’s a big reunion of multiple generations gathering to celebrate love. New Year’s Eve I spend with my other family my friends. We usually be on some magical adventure driving to a destination but as of late with Covid still running wild the last two New Years have been low-key and I doubt this year will be any different. Hello I’m Sunny known as the professional martini drinking blogger and today’s blog is inspired the feeling of what holiday seasons means. Let’s explore.

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NAME , IDENTITY, ONE RULE

SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY

Music is one way most people struggling with mental health use as a tool to help navigate through dark times. With #covid19 nearly putting an end to touring the only way musicians get recognized is through word or mouth and social media. Please support the music community by purchasing new music and subscribing to their social media and channels. You can also show your support by following their music on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music or wherever music is streaming.

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INTRODUCTION

What’s in a name? I often wonder why or how people received unique and unusual names. The stories behind nicknames or birth names have always been interesting. I get questioned a lot about both.  I’m ready to share how I acquired the nickname of Sunny Larue.  Larue is my birth middle name. Yes I know it means “the street” in French but Sunny that’s a story. When asked about my nickname, I give that perfect I’m okay with you being so intrusive smile but really I’m very uncomfortable with your inquiry then my reply “It’s because of my smile”. Truthfully honest I hated both names because both names overtime have become identified with “my chum” aka bipolar. However in time with a lot of therapy and hard work I learned to accept what is giving to me. In this acceptance I taught myself the one rule that prevents the painful outside world into my head space. A rule I recently broke.

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START, WAIT, CHANGE

INTRODUCTION

Hello all you champions of words, it’s been awhile since my last post.  Actually it’s been some weeks since my last post, October 29th to be exact with the (Off The Wagon) post however I feel the need to express myself once again. It’s hard trying to guess where to start. It’s even harder waiting but when it’s all said and done it’s the change that makes or breaks us.  I learned this truth living in a post Covid-19 world. Eight months ago life was normal now here’s three principles that play a role in our daily routine; START, WAIT and CHANGE. Today’s blog post is inspired by these words.

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CONFESSIONS EPISODE TWO REPAIR MY ARMOR REVISIT

Introduction

Hello everyone, welcome to Confessions.  I’m your host Sunny Larue known as the professional martini drinking blogger.  This week’s episode we will visit my first blog as a mental health blogger “Repair My Armor”.  As the year comes to a close, most of us are reflecting on many thoughts and feelings. It’s tough especially for someone struggling with mental health or disorder.  Yes it’s true we have a lot to be thankful for, however, with Christmas and New Years looming coupled by a traumatic event like the death of a loved one surely makes it difficult to survive.  

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ALL MIXED UP

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Introduction

Hello all your rockstars of words, today’s blog post is inspired by my love of music. I use music as a tool to keep my Chum quiet. Drowning out the noise that my Chum often provides when he’s knocking at the stage door, this particular memory is a good one. The Cars is my first musical love. The song All Mixed Up is my introduction to this great band. I had the pleasure of seeing them for the first time at eleven in 1982 at the US Festival. I enjoyed their live performance a total of seven times each appearance better than the last. I often blog about the impact Def Leppard and Franz Ferdinand music has had in my life but it all started with The Cars.

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