If someone isn’t willing to accept my mental health up front is this the type of person I’d like in my life?
Dealing with mental health stigma is a day to day struggle which follows me wherever I go.
It was initially difficult to journal “I don’t deserve to kill myself and no one should be told this”. Why did this take so much courage?
How Schizoaffective Disorder affects your relationships.
A society’s ability to forgive is the fabric that keeps it together.
We are all at the center of our own worlds but within the world, there is no real center.
Believing I had the weight of immense repercussions due to the actions of simply thinking and feeling thoughts and emotions caused an extreme level of psychosis.
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.