I was reading about recovery in schizophrenia. And, quite honestly, there is a lot that doesn’t add up. One site on the subject says that 25% of first episode psychotic break, go on to recover. On the same site, they say that another 25% go on to almost completely recover after a first episode psychotic […]Read More Who Has The Most To Benefit From Lying?
I have schizoaffective disorder, and I am to a degree, high-functioning (whatever that means). And, I can’t tell you how alone I feel with how I get along in the world today. For years, family and friends have been all degrees of abusive towards me. Granted, some of these individuals didn’t know they were being […]Read More When You’re High Functioning, Your Problems Might Get Overlooked
I am only beginning to come into my own again, where my support system is concerned. The old system, meant that I had to endure a multitude of opinions about what matters or mattered (to my support people, rather than me), as the case was. But, I can’t even begin to think of the old, […]Read More Just Hold On: Thoughts About Support Systems
But, it “seems” that I was functioning better without any meds. It’s difficult to wrap one’s brain around it, but I actually wasn’t doing all that well in those days—the days prior to my taking meds! I was so close back then to having a break, that it was just a “perfect storm” of events, […]Read More I Don’t Like To Look Back (Even Though I Do)
I recall feeling extremely different before the crux of my psychotic breaks. I was a handsome young man, in school, on a mission. I was working my way through university, and self-medicating (with alcohol) two to three times a week… wasn’t everyone? Well, maybe not the self-medicating part. No. But, life felt good to me! […]Read More The Trade-Off Is Real: The Perils Of Pre-Illness To Full-Blown Illness
In no particular order, the first key to my success with mental health, was getting over my old self that thought I was the “baddest kid on the block,” and forging some close bonds. After I realized I was no better than anyone else, and knowing that this belief had interestingly enough, had a hand […]Read More The Three Keys To My Success With Mental Health
A lot of times I cannot sleep at night, so I get up. Once awake, my mind goes to places I don’t want it to. Places I thought I had dealt with long ago. I know this is relatable, because if I am doing these things, others are too! Something in particular that is bothering […]Read More I Feel Very Alone Right Now