This realization today that there is no shame in schizophrenia or any mental health issue came about due to the direct result of being made fun of for having schizophrenia. I will not name the individual that has prompted me to write this tonight but I told this family member that if they used the […]
Now that my mental health is strong my physical health is suffering! Another great question for me I am pondering tonight is if I had to suffer with physical health problems or mental health issues, which one would I prefer? I would absolutely choose mental health soundness over physical every time. But the truth is […]
Hello world! Happy today for many reasons. Today started with an opportunity to tell my Schizoaffective Disorder story through Healthy Stories Project focusing on the depression part of my disorder, mainly. I am not depressed anymore and haven’t been for a while, but I remember it well. I remember years ago being so fatigued that […]
Victoria reveals her new supplement she has been using, Kratom, as relief from depression, anxiety and psychosis.
A human being in recovery from many addictions A daughter A wife A mother A gramma:) A friend A helper What do I believe in? God for sure, but beyond that don’t really know… Who do I want to be? Someone who makes God proud… Am I close? I will never know until I die […]
One brave woman’s story of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
This took courage to reach out to somebody and I am giving myself props for leaning on my support team. If things dont get better soon will reach out to my pdoc but for now am going to not let life get in the way of exercise. I read somewhere that you should spend at least 20 minutes outdoors a day and on busy days at least an hour. Getting outside and exercising for just 10 minutes lifted my mood and was able to do some housework and finally blog all this off my chest..
My depression situatuional has lifted becaus3e I cannot stand the grief. I am doing things that help and do not hurt me. Depression is very dark for me but I choose joy! Life cannot always be happy and I am learning this.
A few readers have asked me what the difference is between Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorder. Basically Schizoaffective Disorder is Schizophrenia (loss of touch with reality with positive, negative and cognitive symptoms) plus mood disorder, manic (which I love when it comes mostly) or depressive (currently in this phase).
Mental Health Awareness to me means being heard and having doctors and therapists, friends and family and sometimes strangers realize they are not in our head and can never be. For them to understand that sometimes it is super hard to put into …words what is going on with me. It also means fighting the stigma. We are not to be feared but respected and treated in a way that is not condescending or dismissive. It really means so much. I have been on the other side and have done my share of judging. But no more…