Operation Bring Christine's SMILE BACK
Organized by: Christine Plotkin
EVENT DATE Aug 30, 2016
If you don't have funds to donate- please just share this on facebook or twitter. It is time that Mental Health is not hidden. One in Four Americans are in treatment for some sort of treatment for Mental Health. Break the silence.
If I haven't been acting like myself it is because I have not been myself for the last four years of my life. I was misdiagnosed by an 80-year-old psychiatrist who put me on a medication that is archaic. I don't want to name the medication for fear of any legal ramifications. I was put on such a high dosage of this medication that it caused a myriad of side effects: trembling during the day, memory problems where I could only recall 5-10% of my days, manic depression, and the most painful and devastating side effect: rotting my teeth from the root up to my tooth.
I've never had braces or any problems with my teeth- my teeth have only been healthy. I've never had any cosmetic dentistry; I am now facing the fact that I will have to have 95% of my teeth pulled and wear an interim denture for a year and then implants. This has always been my worst fear because my paternal grandmother lost all of her front teeth in a car accident where she was hit by a drunk driver. My grandmother was only 17, and consequentially had to wear partial dentures until the day she died.
There is so much evidence to back up the damage that this medication has caused me. I have lost friends, acquaintances, business contacts, and no longer have a reputation or one iota of credibility within the music industry. I haven't worked in four years due to my depression and anxiety and haven't brought any income into our household at all. I was advised not to go on disability because if a potential employer ever saw that, I would never be hired again.
I'm breaking my silence. I'm breaking my silence that I have been severely depressed, have horrible social anxiety, panic attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, thoughts of wanting to disappear. I found out that I fell under the umbrella term of a nervous breakdown and consequently suffered multiple nervous breakdowns. The psychiatrist that put me on this medication gave me such a high dosage that it has rotted my teeth from the gums up and I am looking at about $45,000-$50,000 to fix my once perfect teeth. I am already in debt for abour $17,000 for my teeth. I am no longer going to suffer in silence.
Our brains are the most vital organ in our entire bodies. Without our brain, we can't do anything. And I know many of you may be skeptical of mental health because you don't understand exactly what lurks behind the dark velvet curtain...but I'm pulling that curtain back and showing you my shining heart that needs help. Help from a community where I share my love, care and thoughtfulness. I'm on the road to recovery and letting go of the past, but never forgetting the lessons I have learned. Any help will be greatly appreciated; even a dollar! I don't even know how to put in words the gratitude I would have towards anyone who would help me. My love for others has no capacity; my heart just grows bigger to accommodate for more people in my life. Feel free to send me a direct message as I am an open book. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Sending love and light, Christine
PS: If you don't have funds to donate- please just share this on facebook or twitter. It is time that Mental Health is not hidden. One in Four Americans are in treatment for some sort of treatment for Mental Health. Break the silence.