I recently went through a scrapbook with both my mother and my wife. It had a little bit of everything in it. It was something my grandmother had made for me, and I got it after she had passed away. … Continue Reading Perusing A Scrapbook Of My Childhood And Teenage Memories
Nothing has helped mold me more than suffering. Nothing. Suffering, to me, is how we become better people. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors, but I can tell you (in a generic sense), that suffering has made … Continue Reading When Suffering Makes You Good
I am happy to report that I won’t take any crap off anyone. Just kidding… but, “I won’t!” Lol In all seriousness, the blog will have been up for a month tomorrow. And, I am celebrating all the cosmetic and … Continue Reading This Blog Is Evolving (And It’s Only Been A Month)!
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It was great getting out and seeing my friend today. I felt wonderful for a change. If only I could get myself to go out more often, I’m sure I’d feel a lot better! One day at a time. I … Continue Reading Mission Accomplished: Out Of The House!
I am meeting up with an old friend today, which is great news! I haven’t gone anywhere except appointments lately, and I’m hopeful that I feel good when I’m “out and about.” When I was single, I’d get out a … Continue Reading I Am Getting Out Of The House Today
I revamped my website yesterday, and it has a new look/feel. I know what they say about first impressions. But, not everything was put together, all nice and neat… Up until now! Also, I am trying to establish some type … Continue Reading So Many Of Our Wins Are Anti-Climactic
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
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?
Do you think people know the true meaning of kindness, or is kindness (like many other things in life) simply … Continue Reading Caring In The Best Of Ways
I refuse to give up, although I feel like doing so some-of-the-time. I found a Liberal Higher Power (the kind of religion doesn’t matter). I kept on putting myself out there until I found my partner. I wasn’t afraid to … Continue Reading 10 Ways I Battle Chronic Mental Illness
I feel as though, these days I am doing pretty well. The last time I spoke with my psychiatrist, he told me that I am responding well to my medication. And, that is a good thing! The meds can only … Continue Reading Varying Degrees Of Stability
• You deserve more than to just exist.• Your old responses to stress can no longer be.• You can’t save everyone.• Be a good example to others.• Be thankful for all that you have and all that you are.• Try, … Continue Reading Some Things I Recently Figured Out
The one thing a seriously mentally ill person needs is the one thing that all too often escapes them. And, that is a romantic relationship. It took me 20 years to get it right, with one false start and lots … Continue Reading The One Thing That Escapes The Seriously Mentally Ill
Christianity, in general, gives me hope. I look towards Jesus as an example of how one might strive to be. The stories in the New Testament especially, are lessons for everyone! I choose a different (liberal) approach to my religious … Continue Reading I Am A Christian Because…
In terms of closeness and people I can count on, I have a higher power, my wife, my wife’s family, my mom, and a few close friends. And, I wonder how many of you have a higher power/family/friends that you … Continue Reading Higher Powers And People You Can Count On