I don’t know how to get out of this funk I am in. The last time I felt this bad, I called my doctor, who I couldn’t reach! Sometimes you just want the pain, all of it, to end… No … Continue Reading Sleep It Off: A Way Out Of The Funk?
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?
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
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
Okay. We all BS one another, but do we BS ourselves? Yes, we absolutely do. At this time, I am BS’ing myself on something I am sure. But, what? I don’t know off the top of my head. What it’s … Continue Reading BS’ing One Another And Ourselves
It took me years to admit to (or even recognize) some of the symptoms that were going on inside my head. And, even today, I have trouble distinguishing between the chatter and the thoughts. Partly because, voices, for me, are … Continue Reading An Experience Of Mental Health Symptoms
Don’t you ever feel like your dreams just plain suck? I am doing “no contact” with my narcissistic sibling, which she implemented! Imagine the maddening aspects of that! Well, anyway, this narcissist has never been called out on her BS, … Continue Reading Dreaming The Worst
I go to get something for my wife in the house, and out of nowhere, I get the thought that my wife is working for the government. Now, she is not working for the government. But, that thought stays with … Continue Reading I Hate It When This Happens
I am working on purging more of the “unhealthy” in favor of being even “healthier.” Some things that won’t go away are the descriptors of my symptoms. I will always do my best to describe what it is I am … Continue Reading High-Functioning Mental Illness Is More Than Stress Management
Psych meds are a funny thing. What works for one person may not work for the next. There’s a lot of trial and error, and for those without a good insurance plan, their plight is a little more challenging. As … Continue Reading It Seems To All Boil Down To The Meds I’m Taking
My schedule is as consistent as it’s probably going to be. I try and sleep overnight, even though I have a difficult time staying asleep. By sleeping at night, I have some semblance of a life. I definitely require 8-9 … Continue Reading Sleep And Mental Illness
Just prior to my receiving my schizoaffective disorder diagnosis, I had attempted suicide a handful of times on rides to the mental hospital. Gratefully, no one was ever harmed, and my suicidal attempts were curtailed. I have always had an … Continue Reading A Little About My Journey With Chronic Mental Illness
You know what makes me sad? It is those individuals whose voice is mangled or doesn’t exist at all! This was me for way too many years. I was in survival mode for much too long. “The only way out … Continue Reading Work Hard Every Day And Don’t Be Discouraged