I am going through a 1/3 strength reduction of my antipsychotic medication. It’s been more of a challenge these past two months, and that is entirely due to the fact that I have less of this main medication in my system. What it’s teaching me is that I have to learn new and better coping […]Read More My Antipsychotic Reduction
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 I am at today, at times, sucks! Thoughts of death and suicide pervade my mind […]Read More Mental Illness And Trauma
Are we? Or is that term outdated? Does it need updating? I am hesitant to post a title like this, because I don’t believe I am a victim! But, in my mind, many of us here in the blogosphere, are the 50% of people who actually give a damn! That’s never to say we are […]Read More We Are The Marginalized
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 persist, when there’s a lull. I don’t know when or how they’ll disappear, but they […]Read More Thoughts Of Death And Suicide
Yes, I am talking about the ‘R’ word or “recovery.” What exactly does it mean? Well, time has taught me, that… 1) Recovery means different things to different people. 2) Recovery is a loaded term! 3) Recovery should not be the “catch all” that it sometimes is. Unfortunately, the above is true for a lot […]Read More A Word That Gets Thrown Around A Lot, And Means A Lot, To A Lot Of People
I originally wrote this guest post for http://www.mybrainsnotbroken.com. It was a pleasure working with Nathan of MBNB! Please check out his blog at the URL above. Thanks again for what you do Nathan! Thank you to my fellow mental health blogger Mio for today’s post! Guest Post: Key Ways to Cope With Severe Mental Illness — […]Read More Key Ways to Cope With Severe Mental Illness — A Guest Post For “My Brain’s Not Broken”
Isn’t recovery merely a series of “self-care” practices? The more I study recovery, it sure seems that way! I am interested in the idea of full-recovery, which many psychiatrists seem to think exists. But, does full-recovery exist amid future, potential hospitalizations? I personally believe that psychiatrists have it wrong, because I find a full-recovery, as […]Read More This Is Not An Anti-Recovery Post!
One day, while browsing around Reddit, I was excited to find this post’s image file. And, both it and some adjustment of “expectations” (where my friends are concerned), have helped me tremendously! Due to the symptoms of my illness, it has been so very important to both talk it out and do the right thing, […]Read More Talking It Out (And Doing The Right Thing) Has Helped Me
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 […]Read More Struggling? Newly Diagnosed? A Message For Families Of Those With Psychosis!
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 […]Read More Coping With Some Of The Suffering That Is Brought On By Both Life And (Mainly) My Schizoaffective Disorder