What I strongly dislike about my situation: I didn’t do anything to create it, I have to live with it, and it cannot be fixed! Now, I am sure we all have things to bitch about… but, a mind that … Continue Reading The Medication Adjustment
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, … Continue Reading Why Having Mental Illness Constantly Feels Like Being In Survival Mode
I don’t know about you, but I am not always reliable with my accounts of things. I do my best, to the point, that I think I know what I am saying… but, clearly all of us are wrong from … Continue Reading Reliability And Symptom Reporting
1. First and foremost, being (or not being) vulnerable is a boundaries issue! 2. You can choose to be vulnerable with people who have (and are) proving themselves, worthy of this intimate form of sharing. 3. There is an exception … Continue Reading When And How To Be Vulnerable
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?
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 think part of my problem may lie in the comfort that the meds provide. A comfort that I need, but that also has a double edged sword. A lot of times anyway. Take my mood stabilizer (please take my … Continue Reading The Comfort That Meds Provide
NOTE: I am fast becoming a realist. And, at times, I don’t feel like I properly describe my struggles. In fact, I am not sure that I can, or that I even should (sometimes)… but, here they are (in sum)! … Continue Reading A Realist And His Illness
So, I really am not doing “good.” I go in phases of being “so-so” to really having a lot of “mental anguish.” And, I want to be as transparent as I can with this. Especially as I recently met with … Continue Reading Update On My Blogging
I originally wrote this guest post for http://www.mybrainsnotbroken.com. It was a pleasure working with Nathan of MBNB! Please check out … Continue Reading Key Ways to Cope With Severe Mental Illness — A Guest Post For “My Brain’s Not Broken”
Coping With Some Of The Suffering That Is Brought On By Both Life And (Mainly) My Schizoaffective Disorder
NOTE: Life sucks! And, I hate the fear that is associated with sharing this post, and the one on the topic, that precedes it… but, even though life is difficult and I am afraid, I am publishing this bit of … Continue Reading Coping With Some Of The Suffering That Is Brought On By Both Life And (Mainly) My Schizoaffective Disorder
I did a guest post for Mental health 360° today, of which I am proud. It was great fun, and it was a joy working with Caz! Here is the guest post in its entirety: https://mentalhealthfromtheotherside.com/2020/04/17/living-with-schizoaffective-disorder/ Caz has a lot … Continue Reading I Have Schizoaffective Disorder… So, What Is That Experience Like?
I can discuss my symptoms until I am blue in the face. And, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind talking about them. It’s what I want to do! The challenge comes though, when people walk away without a greater … Continue Reading People Don’t Understand Schizophrenia And Probably Never Will
There were those times when I thought that my meds were changing my very essence, but they weren’t. There were those moments when I felt like there was only a small part of me that was recognizable, but that wasn’t … Continue Reading To Those Who Grapple With Taking Meds
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
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?