Today’s blog post is a link back to my guest blog post on Betty’s Battleground! I don’t usually link back to guest blog posts I write (or when I do, I do it after the blog post), but I have a migraine, and honestly guys…I’m exhausted. I’m tense and my neck is stiff and my … More Tales From The Other Side
People tell me that the idea of mental illness was invented by Big Pharma, that it’s all a scam. Sometimes I believe them and get to thinking that if I could just get to a clean water source, my symptoms would go away. … More Why Your Ignorance Could Cost Me My Life
After months of crying, panic attacks and growing increasingly bitter… I finally stopped asking myself, “Who would hire a manic-depressive schizophrenic?” and starting asking myself… … More Working From Home With A Mental Illness
Every day, you wake up and reset like your batteries went dead. You ask yourself all the questions again:
Am I real?
Is the world real?
Are they all puppets?
Am I the star of a TV show?
Am I sick or am I special?
And always, three times a day… Should I take my meds? … More A Letter to My Schizophrenia
Nearly all therapists tell you to accept the fact you have a mental illness. Few therapists encourage you to accept your hallucinations. No one tells you to love them. … More Embracing My Schizophrenia
I often felt like I was watching everyone else live out in the real world, while I was trapped behind a glass wall, stuck in a bad movie with too many plot holes. Life didn’t make sense. … More
I knew that I wasn’t going to survive, unless I pressed my fingers to the piano keys and turned my suffering into something meaningful. I found a purpose for my pain, and I found myself in the process. … More Say Yes to Life: Reflections from 2016