The shows are great, but I am reminded (especially with the reality ones), at just how far and away I am from living! I’ve written about the fact that I want to live, before. It is difficult not living, and … Continue Reading I’ve Been Getting Into A Few TV Shows Lately
Some people, I know, from first hand experience, aren’t “ready” or “able” to have a voice. Let alone, share a voice. For me, it took quite a long time, before I was “ready” or “able” to find my voice. And, … Continue Reading The Importance Of Having Your Voice Heard
I seemed like the “normal” returning college student. I was a bit on the nerdy side, I wanted to get my education, and I wanted to have fun! Since I had Psychosis NOS, I tended to make some bad decisions … Continue Reading How The Search For Truth Once Hurt Me, But No Longer Causes Me Emotional Pain
An acquaintance of mine and I had a discussion yesterday regarding my use of the words, “life sucks.” It’s not a phrase I personally share with others a whole lot, so I was interested in learning her reaction to it, … Continue Reading Misunderstanding Severe Mental Illness Through Toxic Positivity And Comparative Thinking
Here Until I’m Gone Here Until I’m Gone: 40 Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death is a booklet of poetry by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America. The poems capture the challenges of living with chronic … Continue Reading Book Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing) — Mental Health @ Home
Especially Facebook! I do not like how there are so many people on there, who oppose me. Where I live in the Midwestern United States, that’s to be expected… My family and friends don’t get it, and I am rather … Continue Reading I Struggle With My Social Media Accounts
As someone who has worked on themselves for 25 years, I can tell you that, a lot of this social media positivity, is bullshit. I am better at spotting it than I used to be. I am better at following … Continue Reading Much Of The Social Media Positivity Out There Is BS
Having kids and living life may be worth it,Unless it’s as the title describes.It’s terrible to think about their being neglect.Not living?Or, being put in a position of deep despair,Of chronic illness?Nothing can prepare the educated mind for a life … Continue Reading Wrong, Selfish, And Neglectful (A Poem From “Here Until I’m Gone”)
Pets! Get one! 🙂 If it is difficult for you to care for one, consider the kind that will be easiest for you. I started off with a cat (I no longer have one) and now have a dog. I … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part Four
A pep talk!!! Everyone loves a pep talk! Be weird! The world loves a weirdo! Be gentle with yourself… Go easy on you… Know when to challenge yourself and when to let go! You can manage your mental health, but … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part Three
Good morning, fellow bloggers! 🙂 Available (and, complimentary to my readers) as of November 15, 2020… “Here Until I’m Gone: 40 Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death” by Mio Angelo. Check it out here… mentallyillinamerica.family.blog/booklets/ And, if … Continue Reading My Poem Book Is Complimentary And Is Now Available!
It is tentatively being called… “Here Until I’m Gone: Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death” by Mio Angelo. It will be available soon, and will be complimentary to readers of my blog.
How long will I hold on?As long as I need to!Or want to really.As long as I can!It’s not talked about all that much.The differences in our beliefs.You believe in things I can’t fathom,And, I am sure you feel pretty … Continue Reading The Right To Exist (A Poem)
Music. Everything is music to me! Whether it be a tune or just something that is music to my ears! Music. Music. Music. Or, sound actually… Let’s make a beautiful sound and get the band back together! Why not? 🙂 … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part Two
What I am doing is what can be done.But, what I am feeling just can’t be undone.It’s such a cluster fuck these days!How is taking an eraser to my friends okay, because it’s your religion?Strangely, my religion says things too!And, … Continue Reading An Eye For An Eye Kind Of Love (A Poem)
So amazing yet so difficult!Not everyone shares the same pain!For those with chronic illness,This is our existence, our destiny!How powerful of a notion is that?Existence/destiny?Maybe I’ve got Yoda on the brain,When I say, “To be without a disease, any disease, … Continue Reading Yoda On The Brain (A Poem)