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31 Things That Have Either Helped Me Or That Have Not

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. Having a variety of hobbies. Giving back via this blog. Having a healthy, primary relationship. […]

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Struggling? Newly Diagnosed? A Message For Families Of Those With Psychosis!

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 doctor’s and family’s approach to helping me with schizoaffective disorder. It sometimes takes awhile, but […]

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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 info. anyway! The short version of my diagnostic history, is that I had a few […]

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I Have Schizoaffective Disorder… So, What Is That Experience Like?

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 to say about mental health herself, as a Mental Health Nurse, with designations in Mental […]

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Better But Not Fixed: A Response To My Voices About Employment And Mental Health (Part Two)

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 in the agenda, has to do with the severity of the illness. It is so […]

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Better But Not Fixed: A Response To My Voices About Employment And Mental Health (Part One)

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 a society that values employment over diminished health? In taking care of my own diminished […]

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