Buon Pomeriggio! (Good Afternoon!)

Hello, I’d like to update.  It has been forever, literally, since I last wrote in here!  So much has gone on.  My mom passed away, I moved to a different state.  Not sure if I wrote about that yet or not.  I am back in college. In my second semester.  I am majoring in human…

I’ve Come to the Conclusion…

That it’s important to take my meds. It’s also important that I keep up with my day treatment program and appointments. I have been trying to deny this for a long time but the fact is I have a mental illness. It doesn’t matter what it is called. It impacts my life in various negative…

The Misconceptions of Schizoaffective Disorder

Originally posted on A Schizoaffective Story:
There are many misconceptions about schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar. This is due to the lack of education surrounding mental health. Many of these misconceptions can increase the level of stigma which people suffering from these illnesses are exposed to. Therefore it is important to address these misconceptions. Misconception…

Recent Hospital Stay {trigger warning}

I was recently in the hospital following a suicide attempt. Long story short, I was inpatient for about a week and my meds were increased now I’m home. If you don’t know, I have Schizoaffective Disorder.  The paranoia and depression was really wearing me down.  Sometimes you don’t even realize anything’s wrong until you get…

Dream Board

Hello, haven’t wrote in here for some time.  Hope all of you are well! Recently we did a fun art therapy type project in the group I’m in.  It’s called making a dream board.  There are other names for it I’m sure but basically what you do is get a large piece of construction paper…

Happy Thanksgiving! (I know it’s early)

I have been having trouble coming up with topics lately, if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments. I know the holidays are tough for a lot of people.  They can be very stressful.  I’m lucky in a way.  It’s just me and my mom and we usually do the same thing…

Inpatient Tips

I have been having trouble coming up with posts to make which is why I haven’t written anything new in quite some time.  I guess I’m just not that creative, so if anyone has any ideas feel free to post them in the comments. This topic came to mind today and I felt it is…

Coping Skills

Coping skills are what the name implies, things that can help you cope with tough situations in life. Different things work for different people. What do you enjoy doing? Think about that for awhile and try to come up with a list of things you can do easily when times are rough and you need…

Twitter!

I’ve decided to join this century and create a Twitter account, here it is, follow us for blog updates and posts on mental health. Tweets by ChaoticMindBlog

Your Illness Doesn’t Define You

It’s common for people to say things like “I’m Bipolar” or “I’m Schizophrenic” but I think a better wording would be something like “I have Bipolar disorder“ or “I have Schizophrenia” Now, you can say it however you want but what’s important is what you believe behind it. Are you just Schizophrenic or whatever your diagnosis is,…