I suffer from schizoaffective disorder. I've come to learn that some of the normal things in life affect me slightly differently to most others, and i'm going to talk about one area of my life, one area of most peoples lives, that really affects this illness. Social media. just like many of us I've been … Continue reading How social media aided my recovery.
So for the last few days I've been telling myself its okay to be a bit lost. I've been losing sight of the direction my life is going in and its a bit annoying. I'm getting caught up in the wildness of my mind telling me that things aren't going to plan, that i'm a … Continue reading Magic mind.
At the end of 2018 and into the beginning of 2019 I said the cliched words "this is my year", and I really meant these words. It's a month into the year and things are really going my way, and I don't think its luck. See, I made a plan for January. My plan was … Continue reading Schizo-affective and succeeding!
I've had a bad spell just recently. I thought my bad spell was an after Christmas "thing" that I was going through. After a lot of thinking I figured out it's because I'm turning 30 soon and this got me down. From discussions with others it seems quite common to go through some thoughts about … Continue reading Five Years – A Journey Of Recovery
I get really down about how we, as human beings, treat the world. I see these awful stories about emissions targets not being hit, CO2 levels rising, plastic inside all these dead creatures. It's almost a guarantee that there is plastic inside every human because of eating and drinking things that have small particles of … Continue reading Environmental therapy
So it probably isn't a surprise when I say that my mental health hasn't been that great the last couple of weeks. I'm panicking at the moment that my bad mental health could be driving people away from me. I've lost enough friends and family from this sort of thing, so it wouldn't be a … Continue reading Bad Days and Custard.
Let me talk about something that not a lot of people experience much of in their life time. This one's niche for anyone who is trying to relate to a blog post, but hey, it might be an interesting read. i hope it is anyway. I have a feeling this ones going to be really … Continue reading Unadulterated Psychosis.
I'm having one of those days. One of those days where it feels like I'm not on meds (medication) and I've got all my problems. I can easily remember this feeling because its one i really don't like. I feel like everything is bad. Everything is frustrating, incoherent to me, and all my thoughts are … Continue reading When your mental illness reminds you it’s still there.
There are different ways of knowing if your mental illness is causing problems. Well I know of a few different ways. Spotting these different ways has become an art-form for me over the last few years. Something happens within yourself and you start to question whether it relates to ill mental health. I started to … Continue reading It’s more than “in your head”
I see a lot in the mental health community about stigma attached to mental health. I see it first person as well. I'm not unfamiliar with someone thinking its OK to talk to me in a certain way, or talk about my ailments like they're a joke, or not taken seriously. One thing I would … Continue reading I Stigmatize Myself The Most.