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 […]
Posts tagged 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Cutting can be a fatal. Learning to resist the urge to cut can save your life or the life of someone you care about. Whether you cut because you are numb or because the pain is too intense, these techniques can help you move past this phase of your life. 1. Sensory Techniques (you want to feel) […]
From when I was 19 until only just recently, my family and I watched my little brother slip further and further into the darkness of his own mind. The helplessness that we endured can only be described as hell. I am not a religious man, far from it, but I think back to moments where […]