Happiness is anything but simple.And, sometimes human beings forget this.Happiness is fleeting.It visits for a little while and then it’s leaves again.I wonder how our ancestors dealt with happiness.What do you suppose happiness meant for them?Surely, happiness was somewhat universal … Continue Reading The Exploration Of Happiness (A Poem)
I am happy to report that I won’t take any crap off anyone. Just kidding… but, “I won’t!” Lol In all seriousness, the blog will have been up for a month tomorrow. And, I am celebrating all the cosmetic and … Continue Reading This Blog Is Evolving (And It’s Only Been A Month)!
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It’s also a way to introduce you as … Continue Reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mio — Mental Health @ Home
It depends on who you ask. I never quite felt stable in the early years of treatment, but I was … Continue Reading How Long Did It Take To Gain A Degree Of Stability And Functioning? (Week One)
This week I am posing a question: “What would life be like without human perseverance?” Please reply seriously or in … Continue Reading Philosophical Friday
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
It’s not a competition between the anxiety sufferer and the depressed individual or even the person(s) with bipolar or schizophrenia. Yet, at times, I am specifically wanting to bring awareness to people like me, whereby I am a high-functioning person … Continue Reading In Terms Of Having A Career, Persons With Schizophrenia Fare Badly
The title says it all. But, the paranoia I experience does more than just piss me off, it all-out frightens me. The fear can be like a surge of lightning, invading my thoughts. Only a surge of lightning doesn’t last … Continue Reading My Paranoia Is Always There, In The Shadows, Waiting For A Chance To Piss Me Off
After going through my longest series of psychotic breaks in the early 2000’s, my general functioning took a significant dive. I was going to school at the time, and had had a couple of breaks a few years prior. As … Continue Reading When I Began Changing How I Carried On Out In Public
Not too long ago, I wrote about how I find some of my family to be toxic. mentallyillinamerica.family.blog/2020/02/11/family-toxicity/ My previous desire to not post to them on Facebook, changed shortly after I made the above blog post. Basically, I am … Continue Reading I Am No Longer Preventing My Family Members From Seeing My Facebook Content
A metaphor for relationships, which has a definite impact on one’s mental health… A father once gave his son a book on “How To Forgive.” A son once gifted his father a book on “How To Say I’m Sorry.” Though … Continue Reading The Art Of The Apology – Where Do You Stand On The Following?
Improved functioning does not occur as easy and as often, as my ambitions of it doing so, are. In fact, if improved functioning in general were consistent, then that’d be quite the game changer. As it stands, I struggle to … Continue Reading Striving For That Next-Level Of Functioning
Many times throughout my journey, I’ve had medication issues. I have not always responded well to treatment with certain meds. And, when my psychiatrist and I found the right meds for me, I needed to up their strength. Looking back, … Continue Reading I Always Take My Meds As Prescribed
Do you ever feel like you want to die? I do. When the stress piles on, I see just how unequipped I am for dealing with it. I’ve come along way with my coping skills, but I still struggle a … Continue Reading I Want To Die, But For Now, I Will See This Thing Through
In this post, I am going to discuss how ‘stable’ and ‘functioning’ are what people actually mean when they say they’re recovering from, or in recovery for, mental illness. If someone recovers from cancer, it means they no longer have … Continue Reading Stable And Functioning Instead Of Recovering
Yes. I know some of you may be beginning to wonder. But, every day has its challenges! Above and beyond what those people who don’t have a disability have. After I was first diagnosed, I used to say that I … Continue Reading Are There Good Times For Me, A Person With Chronic Mental Illness?