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Dementia

The Long Goodbye Of Dementia

"AS LOVE SLIPS AWAY, WHAT DOES ONE SAY?" FeatherLeaf
"LIFE IS AT THE HEART OF THE POET BUT WHAT PLACE DOES DEATH HOLD?"
Every day it seems that my wife Sylvia is taking a step closer to the grave. Her dementia is crippling her...
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Mental Health

Jesus Christ Was A Pacifist

"But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." Jesus 

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate...
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Mental Health

The Blessings Of Mental Illness

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." God

The glass may be filled only a third of the way dismissing all ambiguity in the matter, but at least there is some water.
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General

7 Ways I Find Hope In My Struggle With Mental Illness

Recently a friend asked me how I am always so hopeful. She marveled at my experience of multiple mental illnesses and was impressed by my hope and determination.

I didn’t know how to answer her question. I am a hopeful person and have been so for a long time. Eventually, after further reflection, I thought of several reasons why I have hope, even within the struggle with my mental illnesses.

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General

A Poem by an Alternate Self

I have dissociative identity disorder (or something similar). I have been having my other personalities write poems and create art as we work on Integration. I am hoping to integrate the personalities so that we can become one whole person again.

This personality A. is 20 and she writes about living in a halfway house for women with schizophrenia. We lived there for three months, many years ago, and it was very traumatic for us.

A. often says...
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