As a teenager, I watched horror movies. I used to enjoy them. And, I think I thought parts of them were real! As an adult, I confessed that in some of those movies, I actually believed there were actors who lost their lives (during the filming process). I know it’s silly to think that! But, […]Read More The “Horrors” Of Pre-Psychosis
Earlier today, I wrote about possibly having treatment resistant schizoaffective disorder. I already have schizoaffective disorder, but things seem to have taken a turn for the worse. What’s getting at me a lot right now is a belief that I’ve held that I am doing “so well,” in spite of being severely mentally ill. I […]Read More The Prospect Of Taking Clozapine
In fact, I sometimes welcome it! For me, it’s always been about the journey… about the search for truth! This blog has done (and continues to do) wonders for me! Early this morning, I got a call from my psychiatrist who I had recently seen. He thinks right now, that I quite likely have treatment […]Read More I Don’t Mind Being Wrong
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. […]Read More “Overcoming” Needs To Be Discussed More Frequently
I try and I try and I try… and, I do get some satisfaction in life. 🙂 It mainly comes from knowing that my life (and life in general) is a gift! There is a lot of difficulty that comes with living, but I work hard personally to be able to participate in those little […]Read More The Gift And The Fight
I am unusual for someone who deals with schizophrenia, in that in many instances, I am good with people. It hasn’t always been this way, and things were a lot tougher, when I had next to no awareness that the way I dealt with people was a strength. In the past, I’d attract all sorts […]Read More What Are You Good At?
Where do you suppose you would be, had you not become ill? I think the question is interesting, because I really was heading downhill and quick like when I became full-blown ill. What I know now is that had I been able to tolerate antipsychotics earlier on in the treatment process, I might be a […]Read More Where Would You Be…?
I was reading about recovery in schizophrenia. And, quite honestly, there is a lot that doesn’t add up. One site on the subject says that 25% of first episode psychotic break, go on to recover. On the same site, they say that another 25% go on to almost completely recover after a first episode psychotic […]Read More Who Has The Most To Benefit From Lying?
I got the message yesterday morning, but I didn’t see it until late evening. My favorite blogging theme is now retired. So, I set out to find something with (hopefully) a bit more longevity. I settled on Intergalactic, as I’ve seen it around for a few years. Any how, I think my site looks nice […]Read More My Favorite Blogging Theme Has Been Retired
Recently, I was interacting with a post from a well known company on social media. The post took a shot at persons with schizophrenia. It was up for about 30 minutes (at the most), because I publicly called them out! In that time, there were dozens of “shares,” plus a comment by someone who didn’t […]Read More You Are Who You Are