I am currently dealing with my schizoaffective disorder by taking 33% less of my antipsychotic. My doctor and I are working together on this medication reduction, and I do feel a hint of more energy – 33% more – which … Continue Reading An Update On My Mental Health
I would like to feel vibrant again! I would like to know that I am living my life! I don’t get anything resembling a feeling that I am vibrant, though, nor that I am living my life! I really don’t … Continue Reading I Still Want To Live
Is medication something that you personally take and can vouch for? Is medication the be all, end all solution for people who deal with mental illness? I personally have struggled immensely to get to where I can take the meds … Continue Reading How Well Does Taking Medication Work For Those Dealing With Mental Illness?
I am tired. I have been fighting schizoaffective disorder symptoms for 20 years. And, I feel like it never ends! I try very hard. I make the effort. And, while I haven’t always been where I am at today, where … Continue Reading Mental Illness And Trauma
I think the above is true! At least it was for me. In order for you to get the help you need and begin to feel a little bit better (if that’s going to happen), you need to at least … Continue Reading No One Can Help You Until You Agree To Be Helped
There is a real problem in mental health, when we are judged by how well we present ourselves “publicly.” There is an agenda, that those who “recover,” get the spotlight, over those who, in simple terms, have not recovered. Therefore, … Continue Reading Do You “Fake” Being Well?
I have a not-so-common mental illness (schizophrenia), and the people I’ve known my entire life are resentful of me, because … Continue Reading Something That Must Be Said
They are ever present right now. These thoughts. They are here no matter what. It seems. And, no matter what I try, they remain. I get busy and they are there as the busyness subsides. I stay involved, and they … Continue Reading Thoughts Of Death And Suicide
NOTE: I am fast becoming a realist. And, at times, I don’t feel like I properly describe my struggles. In fact, I am not sure that I can, or that I even should (sometimes)… but, here they are (in sum)! … Continue Reading A Realist And His Illness
For the past few weeks, I have been living with suicidal thoughts. And, while I don’t intend on acting on this intrusive thinking, it is quite difficult to live this way. Every day, there has been a significant amount of … Continue Reading Suicide Awareness And Education
Everything’s good btw! 🙂 I have several posts lined up until the end of August 2020. I’ll be back once I’ve had a chance to regroup! Thanks, as always, for reading my blog!
Well, what do I mean by self-destructive mode? I mean simply, when I am drinking caffeinated beverages, and eating entirely too much for one sitting. I know, it’s quite glamorous—but, it’s when I tend to be inspired and can produce! … Continue Reading I Do Some Of My Most Satisfying Work When I Am In Self-Destructive Mode
Here we are approaching June, but I couldn’t leave May without posting something about mental health awareness month. As many of you know, May is indeed mental health awareness month, and I am writing to you as someone living with … Continue Reading Mental Health Awareness Month
I am not talking about exercise, although that’s a nice thought. I am talking about getting out of the house in general. I left this weekend, which is great. Maybe all I am able to do right now is blog. … Continue Reading I Know I Need To Get Moving More But I Can’t
It’s not an easy task. Of course, I wind down, but that doesn’t guarantee me a full night of rest. I know a lot of people have sleep problems, so I understand I am not alone, but it can be … Continue Reading I Strongly Dislike Going To Bed At Night
As I sit here, locked away in this home day after day, it’s only natural to wonder if there’s anything “different” for me. Rest assured, there’s not. My suffering will begin and end with me and my “choices.” You know, … Continue Reading Some Late-Night Mental Health Woes