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Coping Skills

Being Schizophrenic: The Two Minds and The Demon Voice

I’ve often remarked on how I feel as if there are two minds inside my head, one that is essentially me and my body and the down to earth human, and the then the mind that sits just above the top of the head who drives the body and who processes complex thought.

The one above is like the psyche, it’s the one that makes the decisions and who recognizes the world as a humorous,...
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Daily Living

It’s Ok to Feel Like an Alien

A lot of the time I feel like I’m different from the rest of the world. It’s as if my upbringing, my attitudes, my preferences and my opinions make me a singular being out of the billions of other people on earth.

It feels as if there is no one else like me on earth.

It’s a strange feeling and part of it is due to social anxiety and paranoia. Essentially I see everyone else in...
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Coping Skills

How to Combat the Summer Funk

I know what it’s like to get stuck in a funk. For normal people a funk can be anything from a feeling of stagnancy to a mild depression where the thought of routine creates a sense of ennui.

As a person with schizophrenia a funk looks a little different. It’s the same feeling of ennui but it can be compounded by the acute symptoms of delusions and paranoia or any low level psychosis.

This stuff never...
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Coping Skills

Schizophrenia Doesn’t Take Vacations

Last weekend I went camping. It was a needed respite after a few weeks of feeling incredibly stagnant and depressed. It was time I needed to get away.

We set up in a campground that seemed nice, there was a gorgeous lake view, there were plenty of trees and we had a campfire that made everything great and it was serene.

That is, until the neighbors showed up. They looked some rough people, ranchers or rednecks...
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