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Archives for September, 2015

Coping Skills

This is the Voice in My Head

I have a voice in my head.

It’s not malicious really but it’s always there with a retort to something I think about or something I say.

I don’t know if that’s normal but it’s a fact.

This voice has masqueraded as the voice of God, the voice of reason or a myriad of other sometimes helpful conscience characters but it’s been there since my breakdown almost ten years ago.

I could talk about the fact that when I’m...
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Coping Skills

Why Change is Inevitable

Over the last few weeks things have been changing, I fell fast in and out of a relationship, I quit smoking, I took up a hobby that I had been neglecting for a while and I’ve come to crossroads about sharing my personal life on the internet via essays.

It occurred to me that this weekly purge of things that have been on my mind in the form of a blog, though it has been...
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Coping Skills

Why Routine is Important in Healing

I know what it’s like to go through trying experiences. Every day in the life of a diagnosis presents new things to understand and grapple with. To say the very least, it’s definitely a learning experience and I think that’s true for anyone, not just people with mental illnesses.

I recently went through a breakup and although it was my choice to break it off, there was still a period of guilt, uncertainty and heartbreak....
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Coping Skills

Schizophrenia and the Intensity of Passion

Over the last month I’ve been involved in a sort of fling with a girl I met on the internet.

I won’t get into specifics but it got very heavy very fast.

It would’ve been ok but for the simple reason that I live with a mental illness where stress is literally a light switch between stability and breakdown.

To put it simply, I was losing my mind over being with this girl.

Normally I wouldn’t write about...
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