I am tired. I have been fighting schizoaffective disorder symptoms for 20 years. And, I feel like it never ends! … Continue Reading Mental Illness And Trauma
I think the above is true! At least it was for me. In order for you to get the help … Continue Reading No One Can Help You Until You Agree To Be Helped
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?
I have a not-so-common mental illness (schizophrenia), and the people I’ve known my entire life are resentful of me, because … Continue Reading Something That Must Be Said
They are ever present right now. These thoughts. They are here no matter what. It seems. And, no matter what … Continue Reading Thoughts Of Death And Suicide
NOTE: I am fast becoming a realist. And, at times, I don’t feel like I properly describe my struggles. In … Continue Reading A Realist And His Illness
For the past few weeks, I have been living with suicidal thoughts. And, while I don’t intend on acting on … Continue Reading Suicide Awareness And Education
Everything’s good btw! 🙂 I have several posts lined up until the end of August 2020. I’ll be back once I’ve had a chance to regroup! Thanks, as always, for reading my blog!
Well, what do I mean by self-destructive mode? I mean simply, when I am drinking caffeinated beverages, and eating entirely … Continue Reading I Do Some Of My Most Satisfying Work When I Am In Self-Destructive Mode
Here we are approaching June, but I couldn’t leave May without posting something about mental health awareness month. As many … Continue Reading Mental Health Awareness Month
I am not talking about exercise, although that’s a nice thought. I am talking about getting out of the house … Continue Reading I Know I Need To Get Moving More But I Can’t
It’s not an easy task. Of course, I wind down, but that doesn’t guarantee me a full night of rest. … Continue Reading I Strongly Dislike Going To Bed At Night
As I sit here, locked away in this home day after day, it’s only natural to wonder if there’s anything … Continue Reading Some Late-Night Mental Health Woes
In Part One, I posed the following question and answer… https://mentallyillinamerica.com/2020/02/28/better-but-not-fixed-a-response-to-my-voices-about-employment-and-mental-health-part-one/ Question: Why don’t mental health advocates talk more about … Continue Reading Better But Not Fixed: A Response To My Voices About Employment And Mental Health (Part Two)
In this post, I am going to discuss how ‘stable’ and ‘functioning’ are what people actually mean when they say … Continue Reading Stable And Functioning Instead Of Recovering
I feel quite heavily the weight of my decision to share these thoughts, knowing that this will garner the wrong … Continue Reading Better But Not Fixed: A Response To My Voices About Employment And Mental Health (Part One)