Fight Response

Whenever the benefits advisor warns me that the Work Capability Assessment process might take agesβ€” e.g. getting the Jobcentre work coach to actually arrange one, then getting a form, then getting an assessment date, then finally getting a decisionβ€” I always respond that it's fine with me, and I don't mind, because it's 'extra time'. … Continue reading Fight Response

A Concerning Detail

I received a weird response from the benefits advisor after emailing him this week to double-check that he's still ok to come to the Work Capability Assessment next Tuesday morning. Considering the fact that he wasn't able to come to my first one back in February 2020 (which went against me), and his subsequent emphatic … Continue reading A Concerning Detail

A Good Psychologist

I'm quite amazed by my psychologist. She has the same point of view as me on mental health diagnosesβ€” that the label is less important than a person's unique combination of traits and symptoms, and the labels are imperfect tools that are useful as long as they are useful and relevant. She alsoβ€” having established … Continue reading A Good Psychologist

Beaten Down

In the beginning blogging helped a lotIn the beginning Sertraline medication helped a lotIn the beginning self-practised ERP therapy helped a lot They all still help but I ran out of 'fresh starts' from too many drastic changes of circumstancesI'm worn out and can't go any further without intervention from the psychologistAnd having all the … Continue reading Beaten Down