Not too long ago, I wrote about how I find some of my family to be toxic. mentallyillinamerica.family.blog/2020/02/11/family-toxicity/ My previous desire to not post to them on Facebook, changed shortly after I made the above blog post. Basically, I am … Continue Reading I Am No Longer Preventing My Family Members From Seeing My Facebook Content
A metaphor for relationships, which has a definite impact on one’s mental health… A father once gave his son a book on “How To Forgive.” A son once gifted his father a book on “How To Say I’m Sorry.” Though … Continue Reading The Art Of The Apology – Where Do You Stand On The Following?
Improved functioning does not occur as easy and as often, as my ambitions of it doing so, are. In fact, if improved functioning in general were consistent, then that’d be quite the game changer. As it stands, I struggle to … Continue Reading Striving For That Next-Level Of Functioning
Many times throughout my journey, I’ve had medication issues. I have not always responded well to treatment with certain meds. And, when my psychiatrist and I found the right meds for me, I needed to up their strength. Looking back, … Continue Reading I Always Take My Meds As Prescribed
Do you ever feel like you want to die? I do. When the stress piles on, I see just how unequipped I am for dealing with it. I’ve come along way with my coping skills, but I still struggle a … Continue Reading I Want To Die, But For Now, I Will See This Thing Through
In this post, I am going to discuss how ‘stable’ and ‘functioning’ are what people actually mean when they say they’re recovering from, or in recovery for, mental illness. If someone recovers from cancer, it means they no longer have … Continue Reading Stable And Functioning Instead Of Recovering
Suck it up, mate!No, you.Yes, you.You suck it up!What do you think I am doing over here anyway?Do you think life is peachy for me, that it’s relaxing, that it’s all fun and games?It’s not.I can tell you that it’s … Continue Reading Sarcasm (A Poem)
They say that’s good… to wake up. Do they say anything about what it’s like to wake up anxious, depressed, bipolar, or with schizophrenia? No, I guess not. I see so many people who thrive in their lives in areas … Continue Reading I Woke Up Today
I said it!I told everyone how much I am struggling.I felt I had a “voice” and this is how I handled things.You could say I am sick of the voices telling me what to do.Reporting things that were implanted there … Continue Reading Better But Not Fixed (A Poem)
I feel quite heavily the weight of my decision to share these thoughts, knowing that this will garner the wrong kind of attention. Probably. But, can we be candid for a moment… about schizophrenia and employment? When did we become … Continue Reading Better But Not Fixed: A Response To My Voices About Employment And Mental Health (Part One)
Yes. I know some of you may be beginning to wonder. But, every day has its challenges! Above and beyond what those people who don’t have a disability have. After I was first diagnosed, I used to say that I … Continue Reading Are There Good Times For Me, A Person With Chronic Mental Illness?
When I am alone… that’s a battle. When I am with others… that’s a battle. When I am on the phone, in public, or hanging out with my wife… That’s a battle. Just making you aware of my battle is … Continue Reading Progress Is A Battle