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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 notion in the back of my head.

Did they think I talked weird?

Did they think my eye contact was too much or too little?

Did they think I’m weird because of the sound of my voice or because of my body language?

Almost every interaction is mired by these thoughts, these little worries that I said or did something that wasn’t right given the situation.

 

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