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Your Support Team
In the last semester of my final year in the university, I had a relapse.
I was preparing for my final exams then and if you have had one or know anyone who has; you will realize the gravity of the situation. It meant I had to be admitted into the hospital for treatment; I had to learn how to relate with friends, family without the low self-esteem and complexity that marks the recovering process of persons dealing with emotional issues. Believe me, dear reader, it was not easy!
While praying frantically to God and pleading with the doctors to let me go back to school, I realized that it would require a miracle for me to graduate that year with my mates. The doctors were of the opinion that I had exceeded my stress level so I had to be confined in the hospital to ensure that I get proper rest.
Well, God did perform that miracle! I have since come to terms with the fact that each one of us needs a support system. It could be a collection of people, events and scenarios that adds up to propel you to be the best that you can be.
In my case, I had a mutual friend who noticed I was absent from lectures almost all semester and made it her business to investigate my absence. So when I finally got back on campus she did pull all strings to see that I graduated with my peers, God must have seen the love in her heart because thanks to a national ASSU strike, I was able to invest quality time studying what I missed, sat for my exams and graduated that same year with my mates- a miracle right? Yes it was a miracle!
It’s been 6 years after, and I still draw strength from my support team. Its members have changed a few times depending largely on the needs for each season I find myself, but some of them are in my life for the long hull and I know.
Permit me to say a big thank you to all of you for your passionate love and prayers for me. My thanks also go to you, reading this, for being part of my support team.
Deliberately make efforts to identify your support team or start building one in the absence of none. I am of the opinion that one’s support team refers to one’s circle of influence. Please note however, that a support team will strive on relationships that are characterized with mutual love and respect for the persons involved.
In all you do, do not forget your motive for a support team which is to be the best that you can be, because life deserves your best!
I lift up my eyes to the Hills, my help comes from the LORD, the maker of Heaven and Earth…- Psalm 121: 1 – 4.
· That you have to take your medication(s) as prescribed by the doctors
· That you don’t have to avoid your appointments with your physician.
· That you have to rest well, eat healthy, exercise safely, and avoid stress.
· That you can pray over your medications that; they will work perfectly for you without side effects.
· That you can pray to God to perfect all that concerns your mental health.
My name is Precious, I was Bi-polar, and I live a full life
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