About Dan Hoeweler, Author of Creative Schizophrenia Blog
Hello, my name is Dan Hoeweler, and thank you for visiting my blog, Creative Schizophrenia. The purpose of this blog is to help bring hope to those whose lives have been touched by schizophrenia and create a further understanding of one of the most stigmatized and misunderstood of all mental illnesses.
Despite having schizoaffective disorder, I have gone on to write for street papers, literary journals and horror magazines nationwide. I use my illness in a positive way - in my writings and through painting my characters within the same paranoid delusional landscape that I had endured for years before getting proper treatment.
I hope to share some of my poetry with you periodically through audio and video recordings on my blog. I would also like to keep you up to date on any of my future book signings, poetry readings and additional publications that may come out. If you are interested in exploring my writings, I have a professionally made website entitled The Schizophrenic Writer where they are featured.
Creative Schizophrenia Blog Welcome Video
Like some people suffering from Schizophrenia, I have been homeless, I have abused alcohol and have slept on people’s porches and couches for extensive periods of time while suffering the incredible pain and horror behind this mental illness. I am here today to bring hope to those who have none. To say that even a life with great pain can have great meaning, and that even a homeless alcoholic schizophrenic can become a much better person.
Hoeweler, D. (2011, October 24). About Dan Hoeweler, Author of Creative Schizophrenia Blog, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, August 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/creativeschizophrenia/2011/10/about-dan-hoeweler
Author: Dan Hoeweler
My name is Pierina Santa Maria and I am a senior in the IB program (International baccalaureate ). For my Higher level Music Theory class, we're asked to compose 3 original compositions. I am completely enthralled by your poem "Blast off to insanity" and would like to use if for my first composition., making an arrangement of it. I'd like to set it to music, to sing it and have piano, violin, cello and flute accompaniment. I am not very sure what the process would be for me to use your poem (given that you give me permission to) I will not be making a profit from this, this is solely for a necessary school project that i need to do to receive my IB diploma. I hope you'll consider my offer. Please get back to me ASAP.
Thank you very much
Pierina Santa Maria, firstname.lastname@example.org
the two lines below particulary spoke to me:
To experience death
A thousand times
i feel like that alot and constantly think something someone is going to kill me and ive invisioned it a million and one times.
anyways you are a true inspiration and proof just because someone is labeled with "schizophrenia" doesnt mean there crazy it means we have a higher perception off life its self... thankyou
Please just be careful with your fiction. If the actual humINTS started thinking it was real, they might interact with you in annoying ways. Peace to you.
I hope my poem is not just enjoyed but felt by all with or.without any symptom of this diagnosis. So it may enlighten truth to help shine over stereotype
Life With Schizoaffective: a poetic narrative - Joshua Siron
Let me sit here and get twisted My name is unlisted Labeled unwanted I’m subconsciously taunted Hearing voices before making choices I’m haunted Man practices magic on me Rituals with chemicals and other forms of blasphemy Cursed sense birth Ive seen and heard the underworld’s worst Like children screaming for help in dark corners Nothing is there yet I hear them crying like mourners Shadows fly by my eye I'm tortured but won’t die I see things unnaturally and don’t know why My home is occupied with ghosts that have no desire to hide I see and hear them on the outside but they tell me that it’s all coming from inside So if I have evil visions Am I crazy or do I cross dimensions I feel others tensions As I try to explain that I have good intentions Please stop looking at me like less of a person Because the hell in which I dwell tends to worsen under the pressure to stop you with pleasure Do not enter my head or you might come back damaged or even brain dead My life is like lead that’s hot Because I pack a burning sensation in a solid head shot I don’t see dead peopleI feel them as they are my equal Not from this life but it’s very next sequel A true member of generation X The child of God that makes life so much more complex What’s next can't be described in text I'm prepared but have little anticipation on the next auditory, visual, or tactile hallucination So God bless my heart and make it tough Because my own odds are looking rough I suffer cold nights With suicidal fights and others just can’t get enough They love me for being cold yet my future could be me deaf, alone and old Left only hearing what those voices have to say Lord hear my fear I just want to be okay for today that’s what I say to myself everyday I’ll make it through I have to But little do you know you haven’t a single clue What the hell I've actually been through -Joshua Siron
I hope you are well. I find your story very positive. You have a lot of strength and courage. My sister also has schizoaffective disorder. Most of the time its okay but there are times where she had a slight replase, but with her med and just talking to her she does a 360 and is back to herself again. Keep up the good work you are doing. You are an inspiration :)
I came across your blog and writings and was very interested.
I actually have had the same disorder, schizoaffective disorder, since I was 17. I am a journalist and an aspiring horror fiction writer, as well.
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I love your blog.
I recently started a website calledd many perceptions. The purpose of the website is to promote understanding of persons with alternative perceptions of the world.
I would like to Interview you by email for my website.
Should you decide to be interviewed, I will follow the below proceedure. I intitially start out asking just one or two questions at a time. As I see your responses I may ask five or six questions at a time. You may decline to answer any question. I will only post the interview after you have the opportunity to review it. At this time, you may decide to change or modify your answers. I will only portray you in a positive light.
The entire process takes about one or two weeks.
I will link back to your blog and website if you desire.
You may also choose to remain anonimous.
My website will never have advertisements, accept donations, or advance a political agendal.
Thank you for your time and attention.
I recently looked at your website and I would be happy to do an interview for you. I usually don't do live interviews, but I would be alright with one in the format you have described. Your website is very interesting and I hope that I can add something to it. Sorry about the late reply but I have been very busy lately.
Wow, what a breath of fresh air. Your acceptance of your illness is inspiring and gives me hope that my Bipolar / schizoaffective challenges will present incredible opportunities as well. Thank you for sharing, I look foreward to reading your blog.
It is what one does despite ones illness that matters. I try to make the best of it. Thanks.
I find your courage and strength inspiring. I love that you use your creativity to turn your mental illness into something productive. Very nice! Keep up the good work!
You have a great story to tell - thank you for being willing to share it. Glad you are here to share hope with others. All the best to you!
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I am very happy for the support. I hope that I can make a difference and reach out to others.
Congratulations on the new blog. I also began blogging for HealthyPlace recently. Thanks for having the courage to tackle this issue head-on.
You have a nice blog going yourself. Depression is a little easier to visualize, but nevertheless is very painful. I hope you are doing well.