Posts tagged psychosis

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

I have schizoaffective disorder, but that is not who I am.

Almost Happy To Be Bipolar

Almost Happy To Be Bipolar

Like any other bipolar person, my story is an ongoing, mercurial one.  I grew up in a so-called “normal” family that hid its problems and I had no reason to believe I would live anything other than a regular, successful life.  I was an intense and often sad person in high school but it never […]

Don’t Give Up- Accepting Mental Illness

Don’t Give Up- Accepting Mental Illness

I had my first psychotic episode at the tender age of 17. The world seemed to come together and fall apart simultaneously. On reflection it’s difficult to pin point what had triggered this incredible reaction. Earlier that year I had been on tour in Japan promoting a peer counselling education programme that supported students being […]

A Story of Schizophrenia

A Story of Schizophrenia

In the past I have heard voices So clear you could swear it was a real person Beliefs that are questionable And arguably real Psychosis full of anger and rage Family affected by my grief Empathy for the world And it’s suffering Actions I have taken Possibly the cause Or is it just in the […]

Confronting Inner Turmoil- Schizophrenia

Confronting Inner Turmoil- Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a thought disorder that seriously disrupts the way a person processes information and communicates with others. Having disordered thoughts is one of the most devastating symptoms of Schizophrenia. Here, one man eloquently shares how he interprets the world around him. The first sentence captures the essence of the essay: “there is a veil upon […]

Life is an Incredible Experience- Schizophrenia Recovery

Life is an Incredible Experience- Schizophrenia Recovery

I was always very curious and wanted to experience what other people never had. Little did I know that the inclination and pursuit for the unknown would result in a diagnosis, although in my teenage years when everyone was thinking about what they would be working with, I couldn’t think of anything other than being […]

Past, Present & Future

Past, Present & Future

Then in 2008 at age 18 I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I was hearing voices, suffered what was considered delusions and hallucinations, attempted suicide and episodic psychosis.

Schizophrenia and I

Schizophrenia and I

I am thirty-six years old, but that doesn’t say much about me because age is just a number. I have three children, which says more about me, but still does not capture who I am. If you want me in a nutshell, you first must know I am schizophrenic, simply because it is the way […]