The paradigm shift that clarified life for me immensely and helped in drawing better conclusions when thinking about everything I encounter.
An important part of wisdom is what you don’t say and it’s also about letting the little things go when you can.
Not viewing myself as a problem to be solved took many years of work to unravel.
It took a leap of faith to transcend my fear and there was no particular time where I felt one hundred percent ready.
I once thought I had to cause myself and others pain to get them to do the right things but after years of compounding my issues, I found a more humane and effective way of changing behaviors.
I found a lot of useful work I’ve done has been destigmatizing the labels of mental health diagnoses for myself and for others.
This is the most difficult part of psychosis: you’re consciously aware of what affects you and how it affects you within social situations but you don’t know why.
I remember thinking during an episode that, ”If everyone could feel this way they would never do drugs”.
Allowing people to know the true me and being my truest self helped speed up my cognition and improve my mental functionality.
I came to realize that morality is not some omniscient magical force; morals are rules decided on by human beings.
Mending my relationships with my family was a key component in helping me to recover from schizoaffective disorder.
Learning to debunk assumptions.
Wrestling with uncertainty has been an adversity in itself.
Humanizing psychotic disorders is the next step in challenging mental health stigma
Steve Colori shares his fiction and mental health writing
Steve Colori shares how learning social skills has been a key to his recovery