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Schizophrenia Poetry Series

Schizophrenia Poetry Series

Over the course of the next few weeks, I plan on producing a series of poetry readings about Schizophrenia. The poems are based upon past psychotic episodes and are dedicated to the millions, like me, who suffer from Schizophrenia.

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New Year, Old PTSD Problem

New Year, Old PTSD Problem

When I was struggling with PTSD one of the things that I always hated about birthdays and new years were how they brought me face to face more than usual with the passage of time. More than that: They forced me to acknowledge the fact that I was losing days and months and weeks and years of my life to symptoms I could no more control than I could understand.

What I’m trying to say is, new years celebrations always made me feel more sad and anxious than usual.

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ADHD: New Year, New Awareness

ADHD: New Year, New Awareness

Happy 2013! Hopefully, the new year will bring many positive things. For me, this new year will bring more awareness. 2012 taught me so much; not only about Bob’s ADHD diagnosis, but also about myself.

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A Broken System: Mental Illness and Correctional Facilities (pt 2)

A Broken System: Mental Illness and Correctional Facilities (pt 2)

Sometimes statistics speak for themselves. In 2005, PBS aired a documentary about psychiatric treatment in the correctional system. Here is a breakdown by state:

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A New Year and a New Start in Addiction Recovery

A New Year and a New Start in Addiction Recovery

It’s January 1st and it’s a new year. Many people have decided that today will be the day for a fresh start when it comes to addressing issues of addictive behaviors. As for me, it’s simply another day. I don’t mean to downplay the idea of New Year resolutions but I just think that any day we choose can be a new beginning.

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