When Dealing With Schizophrenia, Don’t Give Up Hope

When Dealing With Schizophrenia, Don’t Give Up Hope

Schizophrenia isn’t a death sentence. It’s just an incredible amount of extra work. I wasn’t given much of a chance when I was committed to the hospital the second time — a stay of over 50 days, split over two … read more »

Schizophrenia Symptoms I Have Experienced In The Past

Schizophrenia Symptoms I Have Experienced In The Past

Thankfully, I’m feeling great right now with very few symptoms. That hasn’t always been the case. There have been times where I thought most people were involved in a giant game-like conspiracy, that I could sense my wife cheating on … read more »

Mania

Mania

I have battled depression for years now. I finally decided that it was time to place myself on a depression medication while working with my wonderful doctor. It was a SSRI or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. I wasn’t aware that … read more »

Strained Relationships – Parents

Strained Relationships – Parents

I’ve decided I’m going to do a series of posts about my relationships. I’m not sure where to start honestly. My relationships have been so incredibly strained over the years. I’ll start with my parents, and write subsequent posts on … read more »

I’ve Been Under A Lot of Stress

I’ve Been Under A Lot of Stress

I have a lot on my plate right now. Our pregnancy, my 88-year old grandmother being in and out of the hospital with multiple surgeries, closing on a house, money, and quite a few other things have been weighing on … read more »

Big News Everybody

Big News Everybody

My wife is 19 weeks pregnant today. Our baby is estimated to arrive in mid August. I never thought this would ever become a possibility for me. 15 years ago I was king of the world, 10 years ago I was … read more »

It All Started When I was 14

It All Started When I was 14

I had tried alcohol and cigarettes by the age of 12, but I really wasn’t interested in them… yet. My problems with drugs and alcohol really started when I was 14. I was having trouble coping, and dulling my senses … read more »

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance is a coping skill that I have learned from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I bring it into my daily life as a philosophy. It is simply accepting your life for what it is. It has been a series … read more »

Hello, I’m back!

Hello, I’m back!

I’m going to start blogging everyday. I’ve had another medicine change that has me feeling a lot better. It turns out, that I have an affective component to schizophrenia. I have suffered through a lot of depression these past few … read more »

Medicine Change!

Medicine Change!

I have been pretty tormented this past year. I was experiencing too much and was overstimulated. The medicine I was on just simply did not block out enough of what I was experiencing. It was pretty awful. I needed to … read more »