Why don’t a lot of people with severe mental illness realize that they are ill? This is a good question for my former self. 🙂 Many individuals who exhibit signs of severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar or schizophrenia, don’t in fact realize that they are ill. The signs are all there to some of […]Read More Helping Others, 20 Years After My Diagnosis
My progress with my mental health is quite unusual. I’ll admit that. And, I took a big leap forward in stability and in life, just prior to my dating my now wife. One of my best friends was there. A lot more than what most people would have been able to be (even if time […]Read More The Friend Who Helped Me Get Up The Confidence To Date My Wife
In no particular order, the first key to my success with mental health, was getting over my old self that thought I was the “baddest kid on the block,” and forging some close bonds. After I realized I was no better than anyone else, and knowing that this belief had interestingly enough, had a hand […]Read More The Three Keys To My Success With Mental Health
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. We saw how talented I was as someone who liked to draw. So much so, […]Read More 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 me “good.” Now, I have plenty of piss poor thoughts in my head, that I […]Read More 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 logistical improvements! As difficult as it is to post about things that people don’t want […]Read More This Blog Is Evolving (And It’s Only Been A Month)!
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 hope you all had a great day/night!Read More 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 bit more often, but I was a lot more unstable in my habits/behaviors. (This may […]Read More 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 of consistent posting schedule, and at this time, I plan to post most days at […]Read More So Many Of Our Wins Are Anti-Climactic