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Project in the Works


Hey guys!

Hope your weekend was kind to you! I have been absolutely exhausted due to a new raise on the dosage of my medication. I had debated about raising it with my doctor, for about 2 months. We did it, and now I seem unable to function daily with this new dosage so far. I’ve only been on it for a week, and I am so tired when I feel like I shouldn’t be.

I have a question for you guys. I had thoughts about making a sort of mental health planner. It would be somewhat like a regular planner, but it would have a mental health focus to it. Where you could, maybe, write down moods, journal, etc, maybe even have a place to write about your medications.

Would you guys buy it?

Let me know if this is worth it!

(BTW: Went to a petting zoo. Saw this little piggie!)

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

Third Book In Process


Hey guys!

I am currently in process of writing my third book. I’ve been collaborating with my former peer support specialist, who worked with me when I was very sick and catatonic. She is one of the people that gave me faith, hope, and tough loved. Her tough love was unorthodox in the mental health system, considering what it was, but as I got more recovered I latched onto that tough love in order to achieve what I have today. This third book will be my life story (although, not all of it) of how I went from being in a catatonic state of Schizophrenia to where I am now, working in the mental health field.

This is quite exciting for me, in so many ways. I want others to read this book. And have hope that you can come out of the deepest trenches of mental illness and still be able to live your best life. It’s very much possible!

I’m in the beginning stages, and I hope to get a traditional publisher for this one. So, stay tuned!

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

So, That Book I Was Going To Write


I published it.

It’s more of a field guide for getting around your daily life. Short and to the point. 9 pages. With resources. More books to come IF I can do better than 9 pages, haha.

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

Cognitive Dysfuction in Mental Illness


My medications have been taking a toll on my brain or my mind.

The Haldol has been causing cognitive dysfunction within my brain. I can’t think straight, I can’t comprehend what to other people are saying, I can’t understand some of the most simple of things. All because of the Haldol. Antipsychotics are a hell of a drug. They are a hell of a class of drugs meant to rule your mind.

Lately, I haven’t been able to keep up with small tasks like taking care of my animals/pets. Taking them out? I

forget. Feeding them? I forget. It seems almost scatter-brained. That’s the best word I could come up with.

Scatter-brained:

scat·ter·brained
adjective
adjective: scatterbrained; adjective: scatter-brained
  1. (of a person) disorganized and lacking in concentration.

I am scatterbrained for the time being. Under the control of so many medications, I dont know where my mind is going to, or where it’s headed. I need a 5 year long term plan.

Behind The Scenes Of The NAMI Effect (PSA Commercial)


I was so happy to be apart of changing the stigma of mental health in this country and around the world. I felt honored to be apart of the NAMI commercial that took place in Dallas, TX. It was absolutely freezing with 30 degree weather!

Here is the behind the scenes look at the commercial that comes out in May for Mental Health Awareness Month 2015. For more info you can go to my page on Mental Health Awareness and NAMI’s Mental Health Month 2015 page. Thanks for watching!

The Liebster Award


I was nominated for the Liebster Award. I thought it was awesome.

I’d like to thank Undertaker Stories for nominating me! (Thank you for letting me use the award photo on my blog, as well!)

For my acceptance speech, I would like to thank really everyone who reads my blog, is struggling with a mental illness and fights it, and those that spread awareness of mental illness and Schizophrenia. I would also like to thank my friends at PsychCentral for standing by my blog, and my pursuit of documenting what I go through so that I can help and encourage others who might be afraid to speak out on their experiences.

Here are the rules, if you are nominated:

Each nominee must have under 200 followers

Thank and link to the nominating blog

Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees

Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated

Write a post containing the questions

Include these rules in the post

Here were the questions given to me by Undertaker Stories:

1.Which is your favourite room in your house/apartment?

That would probably be my room, because I have converted my closet into a computer/work station. I think it’s quite amazing, haha.

2. Who made the greatest difference in your life – good or bad?

My father, and it has mainly been good differences. He’s been there for me through thick and thin, as parents definitely should be.

3. What is the meaning of life?

Acquiring knowledge. I honestly believe that.

4.When you grow up, who do you want to be like?

That’s a hard question. I have a lot of influences. I want to be myself, but a mix up of all my influences.

5. Name the single most irritating thing that happens to you regularly.

I regularly stub my toe in doorways. I’m not sure why. Haha.

6. What would you never change about yourself, even if you could?

I wonder if anyone is expecting me to say something about my mental illness here, but I’m not. I would actually change, MAYBE being more outgoing than I am. I like being introverted but it’s a little too much introversion than I’d like, I suppose.

7. Do you like Jell -O?

I actually don’t, sorry, haha.

8. What are your thoughts on capitalism? (make it short or write a separate post if you have that many thoughts on it)

Oh, wow. I like how the United States is a Republic? From what I know about capitalism, I don’t think it would be a good path to take.

9.Who is your favourite musician/band/musical artist?

The Mars Volta, all the way!

10. Having done all this work, would you ever accept another award?

Maybe so. I like bringing attention to other writers/bloggers that put time and effort into their blogs. This was quite a bit of work though. More than I thought.

Here are my 10 questions for the following nominated blogs:

1. What would you like to accomplish with your blog?

2. How often do you post to your blog?

3. Do you still read the newspaper?

4. What’s your stance on fighting stigma regarding mental illness?

5. What is one place you would like to travel to in the world?

6. Name something odd about yourself that you do.

7. Do you like photography?

8. Do you have any pets?

9. Mac or Windows?

10. Why did you start a blog?

These are the blogs I have nominated:

Teanami

Suicidal Transgirl

Schizo Serenity

A Schizophrenic Experience

Scrappie Momma

Bipolar1Blog

A Suicide Letter

Just Don’t Say I’m Crazy

Mad Girl’s Lament

Mental Illness Talk

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