NOTE: I sometimes deal with the following angst, as a result of my psychosis. And, having high anxiety doesn’t help matters. I have to tell you… I am stressed about the election. And, I don’t trust my government as things … Continue Reading I Am Fearful
Nathan from MBNB made a post recently, that got me thinking about taking care of my mental health, and what that looks like “in general.” What exactly does it mean to take care of my mental health? Well, for me, … Continue Reading Taking Care Of Your Mental Health: What Does It Mean?
As I was re-reading the post (several times), I caught onto what my reader’s were saying… I didn’t realize that I was coming off as so “discouraging…” and, I want to apologize! Especially as I’ve personally had a notable improvement … Continue Reading I Took A Long, Hard Look At Yesterday’s Post (And, The Responses I Got)
NOTE: Everyone is different and I encourage you to get the help you need to fight your diagnoses. I have gotten involved with a variety of negative behaviors over the years. This is true. Upon closer examination of many of … Continue Reading An Update On My Perceived Addictions
I can’t seem to skip out on posting three times (and, sometimes more) a week! Much of what I put into the blogosphere is a part of my “bigger” story. A story that must be told! 🙂 There are a … Continue Reading Blogging As A Labor Of Love / Approaching 300 Posts
I know where it started. I know how it all began. But, what I didn’t know is why I was still doing it! That’s what led me to read more about compulsive gambling, and eventually, to share the basics of … Continue Reading The Last Casino: An Essay On Not Gambling To Prevent Relapse (Part Of A Series Of Essays)
This post is in response to Ashley of Mental Health At Home’s review of “My Beautiful Psychosis,” earlier this morning. After reading her review, I wanted to share some of my post psychotic episode/hospitalization experiences. But, with an emphasis on … Continue Reading Medication And Psychosis Prevention
NOTE: Bullying exists in a lot of places, and “in families” is just one example of it. This is my family and a few of my (former) old friends. And, I myself, believe that there is a fine line between … Continue Reading A Family Who Lacks Awareness, Teases/Bullies One Another
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
I’ve recently realized that the few people I call friends, have been such, in part by my “faking” being well. I can’t imagine many of these people knowing how to handle me at my worst. And, while a few of … Continue Reading Friendships And More “Faking” Being Well
I’d like to say that all is peachy, but I am writing from the perspective of the “struggle.” And, I wonder if it will ever just “go away,” knowing full-well that I have life-long issues. So, why hope? Why care? … Continue Reading More On The Struggle
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?
What was it that separated us?Differences.One of us was this way and one of us was that way.The one who conformed, knew what to expect and what was expected of them.The one who pushed back, was unaware that he was … Continue Reading I Don’t Have To Deal With You (A Poem)
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
And, be prepared for both the good and bad consequences of your decisions! Working through my fears has enabled me to finally have a blog that I can stick with! I haven’t written much about facing one’s fears, but it … Continue Reading Sometimes, You Just Have To Say, “Phuck It!”
I will start off by saying, that my memory isn’t so good. Especially regarding current events. I am at a place where I just feel numb with my symptoms overall. I am in my mid-40’s, and I can’t imagine the … Continue Reading An Awareness Of My Symptoms