Helpful: Community. Boundaries. Suffering. The push-pull of perfectionism. To always make the effort! Being polite and conversational. Being industrious. Learning to better trust myself amid schizoaffective disorder. Learning to “adjust” over time. Being organized in most ways. Listening to music. … Continue Reading 31 Things That Have Either Helped Me Or That Have Not
I’ve written about some of this before, adding more detail with each update. My voices started when I was 24 (or at least that’s when I first started getting treatment for them). After two psychotic breaks, they diagnosed me as … Continue Reading How My Life Changed With These Schizophrenia Symptoms
In this three part series, I’ve been sharing instances of “when my mind plays tricks on me.” Now, I’d like to share with you (as I’ve done before on this blog), just how difficult it is to keep the blog … Continue Reading When Your Mind Plays Tricks On You: An Exercise In Awareness (Part 3/3)
In the last post, I shared some of the things, that I’ve been through in my life. Delusions and hallucinations. And, even though I’ve worked through these beliefs of mine, I am oftentimes reminded of the ever so slight hold … Continue Reading When Your Mind Plays Tricks On You: An Exercise In Awareness (Part 2/3)
I had my first psychotic break in the late 1990’s. Shortly after 2000, I regularly began taking my medications. It has been (and continues to be) a long and arduous journey—not only to get here, but to carve out where … Continue Reading When Your Mind Plays Tricks On You: An Exercise In Awareness (Part 1/3)
Disclaimer: This Site is intended to provide general knowledge, and is not intended to serve as medical advice of any sort. Changes in mental health treatment should never be made without consulting your health care provider. This has been my … Continue Reading Struggling? Newly Diagnosed? A Message For Families Of Those With Psychosis!
Coping With Some Of The Suffering That Is Brought On By Both Life And (Mainly) My Schizoaffective Disorder
NOTE: Life sucks! And, I hate the fear that is associated with sharing this post, and the one on the topic, that precedes it… but, even though life is difficult and I am afraid, I am publishing this bit of … Continue Reading Coping With Some Of The Suffering That Is Brought On By Both Life And (Mainly) My Schizoaffective Disorder
I did a guest post for Mental health 360° today, of which I am proud. It was great fun, and it was a joy working with Caz! Here is the guest post in its entirety: https://mentalhealthfromtheotherside.com/2020/04/17/living-with-schizoaffective-disorder/ Caz has a lot … Continue Reading I Have Schizoaffective Disorder… So, What Is That Experience Like?
In Part One, I posed the following question and answer… https://mentallyillinamerica.com/2020/02/28/better-but-not-fixed-a-response-to-my-voices-about-employment-and-mental-health-part-one/ Question: Why don’t mental health advocates talk more about schizophrenia and related disorders? Answer: It’s not in the agenda. The reason many mental health professionals do not have it … Continue Reading Better But Not Fixed: A Response To My Voices About Employment And Mental Health (Part Two)
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)