It is here,The last day/night,For a long time,Maybe forever.I can and will be triumphant!And, is it just me, but no matter how difficult things are,I know that life is a gift!A blessing from somewhere or nowhere!Who knows?In any event, I’ll do my best to succeed,At whatever “I” am able to succeed at!Read More The Last Day / Night (A Poem)
This week is my one year blogging anniversary! With that, I am just wondering whether you think there is a need to change the name of this blog, or should I plan to keep it as it is? I feel that I do a lot of sharing of information, and it seems a lot like […]Read More My One Year Blogging Anniversary
This is something that I started thinking about a few weeks ago. Mental illness and the struggle that often accompanies it = Survival mode. And, that sucks! So, in the same time frame, I asked myself what can I do, to not feel like I’m barely getting by most days? And, one of my suggestions […]Read More Why Having Mental Illness Constantly Feels Like Being In Survival Mode
I am currently dealing with my schizoaffective disorder by taking 33% less of my antipsychotic. My doctor and I are working together on this medication reduction, and I do feel a hint of more energy – 33% more – which means that I can do 1-2 more things a day on a ‘good’ day. It’s […]Read More An Update On My Mental Health
What are the attitudes that bug you the most? I am particularly bothered by people, who, in general, ask what I do for a living? I get that that’s an icebreaker. Something else that bothers me is people in general. That might be a problem for another day! What kind of attitudes have you experienced?Read More Pervasive Attitudes About People With Mental Illness
I don’t know where to begin, or how to make this all-encompassing, but here’s what I feel… There is no precise way to overcome a lot of what I experience. Most of what I go through! It will always be there with me. In varying forms, I will always struggle! But, how do you go […]Read More Overcoming Barriers To Living One’s Life When Highly Medicated And Sleeping 12-14 Hours A Day
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?
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 somewhere inside of me, I thought there was a better solution to this fiasco! But, […]Read More 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 comments! Thank you! What schizoaffective disorder is: Schizoaffective disorder is a severe mental illness, that […]Read More 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… But, what symptoms do I have exactly? Maybe this is a good discussion for my […]Read More When Your Depression Looks Different Than What It Used To