There’s a lot of people who don’t feel what I feel day in and day out. Maybe 99.5% do not, according to the research.
And, it’s not like there’s a scale for schizophrenia!
Schizophrenia is an illness that you clearly have or you clearly don’t.
You either are (or have been symptomatic) or you’re not. You’ve had a psychotic episode or two or three etc., or you have not!
I guess I’m sharing this because I have come to meet people over the years who don’t deal with severe mental illness in the way that I do.
Oh well! Life definitely sucks more than I want it to!
Still, I choose to dwell on how much I’ve overcome along the way! That’s the only thing that gives me peace and/or satisfaction anymore.
I can’t do it all the time, but remembering my illness-related accomplishments does seem to help!
How about you? What kinds of things have you overcome while being ill?