Friday, July 22, 2011

This Year's Girl

It’s been ages since I have posted anything on my blog. Basically, I have been going through an emotional upheaval that I feel has now subsided. A lot has happened over the last month. My book event at Noveteas was an enormous success, and my audience was very engaging as I talked openly about my experiences, disease and future plans. Special thanks go to Monmouth County Mental Health Association for coming, and I am especially thankful to Nicole of Novelteas for giving 25% of the evening’s proceeds to such a worthy cause.
My friends, it seems that DBT therapy is beyond my means momentarily. Those who are certified to practice it do not accept insurance, and I cannot afford such an enormous price for something my doctor wants me to have so strongly, but that’s how life goes.

I have done enough reading on the subject to know that I would benefit from the training immensely. It is extremely effective for treating patients with symptoms like mine. Perhaps in the future things will change.

I need to thank the people in my life who have put up with my antics over the last three months. I know I have been very difficult, and my emotions have been all over the place. Mental disease impacts everyone in your life, and takes courage, strength and brutal honesty to come to terms with it and retain a modicum of dignity. I will admit that some of my behavior has been undignified, and for that I am sorry.

Anyway, enough of this group hug horseshit. I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite songs by Elvis Costello called This Year’s Girl from the album This Year's Model, which was released in 1978. Hope you enjoy it.

Love to all!

James M. Weil

1 comment:

  1. This video is blocked? That sucks! I will find another, but this one will be hard to beat.