This is a challenging one. Psychiatrists want you to take their meds, and they expect you to feel great when … Continue Reading How Long Did It Take To Realize That You Are Still Not Well? (Week Seven)
Greetings Fellow Bloggers! 🙂 I just completed my second book—“Anecdotes On Volunteering.” It contains 3,500 words and is available April … Continue Reading I Released My Second Book Today!
Coping With Some Of The Suffering That Is Brought On By Both Life And (Mainly) My Schizoaffective Disorder
NOTE: Life sucks! And, I hate the fear that is associated with sharing this post, and the one on the topic, that precedes it… but, even though life is difficult and I am afraid, I am publishing this bit of … Continue Reading Coping With Some Of The Suffering That Is Brought On By Both Life And (Mainly) My Schizoaffective Disorder
It is so unsettling.Thinking of you.Thinking of it!Knowing it’s out of reach.Knowing it was once possible!But, not really.Wondering why I can’t move past.All that hinders me to this day!I wish for a better tomorrow.Yet, lack the ability to make it … Continue Reading How To Make It Better (A Poem)
I did a guest post for Mental health 360° today, of which I am proud. It was great fun, and it was a joy working with Caz! Here is the guest post in its entirety: https://mentalhealthfromtheotherside.com/2020/04/17/living-with-schizoaffective-disorder/ Caz has a lot … Continue Reading I Have Schizoaffective Disorder… So, What Is That Experience Like?
This week I am making an observation: “There are a lot of people who are unintelligent and/or don’t think.” Please … Continue Reading Philosophical Friday
Standing up for yourself is one tough gig let me tell you! My sister (who is a narcissist that previously never had anyone call her on her shit) has gone no-contact with both my mother and I, as we each … Continue Reading My Family And I Just Don’t Connect With One Another
BLOGLOVIN’ is a great place to follow all kinds of blogs—in one place—from all across the Internet! My blog is now associated with BLOGLOVIN’. 🙂 You can follow me by clicking on any of the BLOGLOVIN’ links in this post, … Continue Reading Follow Me On BLOGLOVIN’
NOTE: To some, this will seem like a play on words. To me, however, this is the difference between feeling bad or “OK” to feeling good or “confident.” There is nothing that I did A) That “caused” my mental illness, … Continue Reading Recovery In Mental Illness Is A Myth (And More People Need To Know It)
Is it in my head?I don’t know.And, I don’t think so.Take what we know, and then go from there!Is it … Continue Reading What Is Truth (A Poem)?
I don’t know that it ever really goes away. At least it hasn’t for me. The fogginess is something that … Continue Reading How Long Did It Take To Notice Some Of The Fogginess Disappear? (Week Six)
“The only meaning I can ascribe to my life is one that challenges me and makes me happy.” —Mio Angelo Perhaps the most motivational person for me in life, is in fact, my grandfather. Watching the 90-year father of my … Continue Reading Someone Who I Can Look Up To
NOTE: This essay was written awhile ago. I am more stable at this time. I have chronic schizoaffective disorder (depressive type), and I believe in this very moment, that the government is out to get me. I truly do! Some … Continue Reading Why You’ll Think Of Me As Being Symptomatic Right Now (Part Of A Series Of Essays)
It most certainly does—and, I take pride in it! I can be feeling all sorts of “messed up,” and writing it out, changes much of that (if only temporary at times)—it does the trick! Much of what I deal with … Continue Reading Writing Grounds Me
Both my Twitter and Pinterest accounts were put on high alert this week. I seem to remember back in the day, that you could follow people in droves. Is that not the case anymore? Which kinds of activities are acceptable … Continue Reading My Social Media Accounts
I am saddened by what everyone goes through in this community of “good” people. I go through it too. I am right there with you. We have each other for support! It may be a like, a follow, a comment, … Continue Reading We Are Worth It!!! (Words Of Encouragement)