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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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This is going to be a bit scattered...

So my medications were changed a couple of weeks ago. I both love and hate the results. For the first time in my life, I am not completely overwhelmed with one emotion or another. Sure, it sounds great in theory, but my whole life I've had these super strong emotions and now there's nothing. I kind of feel lost.

Bad segue in 3... 2... 1...

I think I've pinpointed why I have such a hard time at new jobs. I have an irrational fear of learning. Awesome, huh? Well, my case worker suggested I check out this place called Alliance House. It's a place for people with chronic mental illness to learn job skills and eventually join the workforce. They have transitional employment ("TE") opportunities that I'm super excited about! TE is where you have the job, but if you can't make it in for some reason or another, it's covered!

Alliance House is called a "clubhouse" because the members (not clients/patients) are on the same level as the staff. They are intentionally understaffed so that the members get to work with every aspect of keeping the clubhouse running. It's really cool! Best part: Alliance House is just one of thousands of clubhouses all over the world! I had never heard of this place, but they've been there for decades. If you think a place like Alliance House could help you, Google "mental health clubhouse" to find out if you have one in your area!

Bad segue number 2...

In the last week, I've had a few people tell me that they read my blog, but I never see them comment or "like." I used to think that the "likes" meant that that's how many people were reading this. I was so very wrong. Just knowing that I have so much support is incredible! I'm not gonna turn down likes, RTs, or shares any time soon, though... *hint hint*

I also had someone tell me that they don't comment because I'm such a grammar freak. Fun fact: I'm not going to judge you on good intentions. Comment! Maybe we can start a global discussion!

Thank each and every one of you who read and support me and my journey! You are more appreciated than you may think!

"Appreciated"~ Rixton



  1. Alliance House sounds like a good organization with a good mission. The LDS Church has something similar for just employment, sponsored through Deseret Industries (DI). DI has a list of participating companies that provide employment for 3 months, and which may may lead into permanent jobs. DI pays the wages for the temporary portion. Programs like Alliance House and DI Placement are win-win efforts.

  2. Thank you for writing this, I had never heard about a clubhouse before!