Imagine, if you will, scores of people out there, battling severe mental illness, minimizing cognitive dissonance, and finding their way? Can it be done? How can it be done? For me, I have become so reliant on specific doses of the meds I take, that I haven’t been able to take anything less and be […]Read More Cognitive Dissonance And The Push-Pull Of Severe Mental Illness
I cannot figure out why I am plagued with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder. I just can’t… except for that fever that I got when I was around the age of two. Or, maybe a few other possibilities! It’s that same fever that my parents argued over taking me to the hospital for vs. going to church. What […]Read More Why Schizophrenia? Why Me? Why Not?
I might not have realized the extent of trauma or suffering that I experienced as a child. The importance of this is to heal those wounds, even as some of them were previously repressed. There are no easy answers to overcoming certain situations in life, especially when one’s illness continues to be “front and center.” […]Read More Had I Not Found This Community…
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 am aware of all that can go wrong.While being aware of that which could go right.I am an optimist.But, I lean on the pessimistic side of life.Right now that is.Things can get better.It will require teamwork.But, do people know how to work together?This is my concern.Can we do it as one?We could join hands […]Read More It Is That I Am Aware (A Poem)
I have a space to ask, “how can I make it better?” And, the side effect is, I ask the same question about my life/illness! I wish I could say, with some amount of certainty, that it is possible to fully recover (under psychiatry’s thoughts on the subject). But, I feel as though, there will […]Read More Since I’ve Been Blogging…
I am scared of several things right now! My health, getting COVID-19, my wife’s health, and my wife getting COVID-19. I am also fearful of not being able to make changes to my daily routine (in order to address the things I need to for my overall health’s sake). I know that I can only […]Read More I Am Frightened, But Maybe That’s Good!
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It is with trepidation that I say that COVID-19 is our modern day apocalypse. If you’re a Christian, you know something about this. If you’re not, it doesn’t take a whole lot to be aware, that for many countries, it will get worse before it gets better. The smartest country of them all, China, shut […]Read More I’ve Only Written A Couple Times On COVID-19