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 … Continue Reading 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 … Continue Reading 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 … Continue Reading 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, … Continue Reading 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 … Continue Reading A Word That Gets Thrown Around A Lot, And Means A Lot, To A Lot Of People
No, this is not “Attitude” by Charles Swindoll (for those of you who know the reference). Rather, the following is a rant of sorts. Severe Mental Illness sucks. It just freaking sucks! I cannot imagine my life without the gargantic … Continue Reading The Longer I Live, The More I Realize…
According to Ashley of Mental Health @ Home, it is important to “just keep going.” And, that, to me, is helpful! 🙂 I remember many years ago, being told that I had a lot of potential. This was before I … Continue Reading Just Keep Going…
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”
Well, what do I mean by self-destructive mode? I mean simply, when I am drinking caffeinated beverages, and eating entirely too much for one sitting. I know, it’s quite glamorous—but, it’s when I tend to be inspired and can produce! … Continue Reading I Do Some Of My Most Satisfying Work When I Am In Self-Destructive Mode
I have a space to ask, “how can I make it better?” And, the side effect is, I ask the same question about my life/illness! I wish I could say, with some amount of certainty, that it is possible to … Continue Reading Since I’ve Been Blogging…
Isn’t recovery merely a series of “self-care” practices? The more I study recovery, it sure seems that way! I am interested in the idea of full-recovery, which many psychiatrists seem to think exists. But, does full-recovery exist amid future, potential … Continue Reading This Is Not An Anti-Recovery Post!
Here we are approaching June, but I couldn’t leave May without posting something about mental health awareness month. As many of you know, May is indeed mental health awareness month, and I am writing to you as someone living with … Continue Reading Mental Health Awareness Month
I take blogging very seriously! And, I only post on topics that I have intimate knowledge of, which is my personal preference. Others are able to have more of a “well-rounded” blog… Right now, I find myself a bit bothered … Continue Reading Considerate Blogging Is An Honor And A Privilege
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?