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Archives for May, 2016

Coping Skills

We Need to Experience New Things


I’ve recently been asked to do a new series on living with schizophrenia for another blog.

This wouldn’t be so much of a problem but it’s asking for more writing and better production value than I’m used to and to be honest the responsibility of even thinking about it, though exciting, is causing me a little bit of stress.

As we all know stress can be the difference between wellness and problems when you have...
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Coping Skills

It’s Ok to Take a Moment


I’ve lived with schizophrenia for ten years now and there have been a few overarching facets of the illness that I live with on a daily basis.

One of the most pronounced ones is anxiety or paranoia.

Seemingly in every social situation I encounter my mind will be running about whether or not someone thinks something about me or is conspiring against me in some way.

It never leaves and it’s always a a constant nagging...
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Coping Skills

Crushes Can Be Dangerous for People With Mental Illness


You know how it goes, one day you’re hanging out at your favorite spot and you see a new person.

This wouldn’t normally be an issue but this new person is particularly attractive and is someone you’d like to get to know.

Maybe you don’t say anything because you’ve been burned too many times or you have a bit of anxiety or you just think this new attractive person wouldn’t be interested in you.

However it...
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Coping Skills

How Do You Know When You’re Stable?

There was an interesting question I came across on the internet this week about mental illness that made me think. It was an honest inquiry into stability and what it means to be stable after recovering from a mental illness.

Simply put, this person wanted to know what stability was, they wanted to be able to gauge their recovery in the frame of other people’s experiences and seeing as how I’ve been stable for...
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