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?
The shows are great, but I am reminded (especially with the reality ones), at just how far and away I am from living! I’ve written about the fact that I want to live, before. It is difficult not living, and … Continue Reading I’ve Been Getting Into A Few TV Shows Lately
Some people, I know, from first hand experience, aren’t “ready” or “able” to have a voice. Let alone, share a voice. For me, it took quite a long time, before I was “ready” or “able” to find my voice. And, … Continue Reading The Importance Of Having Your Voice Heard
I seemed like the “normal” returning college student. I was a bit on the nerdy side, I wanted to get my education, and I wanted to have fun! Since I had Psychosis NOS, I tended to make some bad decisions … Continue Reading How The Search For Truth Once Hurt Me, But No Longer Causes Me Emotional Pain
As someone who has worked on themselves for 25 years, I can tell you that, a lot of this social media positivity, is bullshit. I am better at spotting it than I used to be. I am better at following … Continue Reading Much Of The Social Media Positivity Out There Is BS
Pets! Get one! 🙂 If it is difficult for you to care for one, consider the kind that will be easiest for you. I started off with a cat (I no longer have one) and now have a dog. I … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part Four
A pep talk!!! Everyone loves a pep talk! Be weird! The world loves a weirdo! Be gentle with yourself… Go easy on you… Know when to challenge yourself and when to let go! You can manage your mental health, but … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part Three
Music. Everything is music to me! Whether it be a tune or just something that is music to my ears! Music. Music. Music. Or, sound actually… Let’s make a beautiful sound and get the band back together! Why not? 🙂 … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part Two
A schedule / checklist / to do list / etc. I’ve written about this before, but awhile back, I was on “the Mighty” (a mental health site, that I am 50/50 on whether I still like). There, I interact with … Continue Reading Four Ideas That I Find Helpful, Part One
So, I have mentioned in various posts, that I am struggling with my medication regimen. In short, I can stay awake the longest on the medication I am on. I am on way too much of it though… I guess … Continue Reading The Medication Fiasco – Solved!
In this post, I’d like to talk a little bit about my experience with schizoaffective disorder, as someone who is diagnosed and living with it. If you have any amendments to suggest to this write-up, please make them in the … Continue Reading What Schizoaffective Disorder Is And What It Isn’t (A Collaborative Overview)
Schizoaffective disorder is my official diagnosis. A lot of times, my depression looks different, because I’ve become dependable and I don’t feel bad about myself (i.e. I don’t have poor self-esteem)! Not that everyone who’s depressed, has poor self-esteem btw… … Continue Reading When Your Depression Looks Different Than What It Used To
With my condition (plus all the meds I take)… I have found I do best with 9 hours of nightly sleep. I still take naps most days. And, it is difficult for me to get 9 hours, but I feel … Continue Reading I Have Been Experimenting With Getting More Continuous Nightly Sleep
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)