Where do you suppose you would be, had you not become ill? I think the question is interesting, because I really was heading downhill and quick like when I became full-blown ill. What I know now is that had I been able to tolerate antipsychotics earlier on in the treatment process, I might be a […]Read More Where Would You Be…?
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?
Recently, I was interacting with a post from a well known company on social media. The post took a shot at persons with schizophrenia. It was up for about 30 minutes (at the most), because I publicly called them out! In that time, there were dozens of “shares,” plus a comment by someone who didn’t […]Read More You Are Who You Are
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 never heals? How does one remedy that? It’s not the same as having a condition […]Read More 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, 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
In order to keep interested in your blog (and mine), I am experimenting with posting once a week moving forward. I am grateful for this blog and I am hopeful that I can say what I want to say in that interval, but if I can’t, I will make occasional posts outside the once a […]Read More Implementing A New Posting Schedule
Imagine, if you will, scores of people out there, battling severe mental illness, minimizing cognitive dissonance, and finding their way? Can it be done? How can it be done? For me, I have become so reliant on specific doses of the meds I take, that I haven’t been able to take anything less and be […]Read More Cognitive Dissonance And The Push-Pull Of Severe 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
There is a real problem in mental health, when we are judged by how well we present ourselves “publicly.” There is an agenda, that those who “recover,” get the spotlight, over those who, in simple terms, have not recovered. Therefore, perhaps there is some “standard” of recovery after all! And, that has to do with […]Read More Do You “Fake” Being Well?
Yes, I am talking about the ‘R’ word or “recovery.” What exactly does it mean? Well, time has taught me, that… 1) Recovery means different things to different people. 2) Recovery is a loaded term! 3) Recovery should not be the “catch all” that it sometimes is. Unfortunately, the above is true for a lot […]Read More A Word That Gets Thrown Around A Lot, And Means A Lot, To A Lot Of People