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Lamont Derrickson – Schizophrenia. What is it and how can we deal with it?

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand reality. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that others do not, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety, depressive, or [...]

By | 2018-08-09T16:32:12+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Categories: Schizophrenia|0 Comments

I Wasn’t a Bitch; I Was Schizophrenic -Michelle Hammer

I Wasn't a Bitch; I Was Schizophrenic -Michelle Hammer I didn't want to speak. I didn't want to be noticed. I didn't want to be bothered. I wanted to be completely ignored. It was high school, and I was an undiagnosed paranoid Schizophrenic. I remember thinking, “What's the point?” What was the point of doing [...]

By | 2018-04-19T04:01:20+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Schizophrenia, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |0 Comments

Andrew LeClerc

Allow me to tell you something that I have dealt with and continue to manage, but certainly, does not define who I am as a person at all. I was diagnosed with a mental difference called schizophrenia. About two and a half years ago something happened to me; when a history of experienced trauma in [...]

By | 2017-05-30T17:52:38+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Schizophrenia, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments

Lindsay Loch

Cicadas and Honeybees They’re buzzing again.  The hum is warm like thick ribbons of honey unfurling to the bottom of my tea cup.  As they flutter their wings faster, swarming around in my head I begin to feel their vibration throughout my entire body.  My bones quiver under their drone.  My toes prickle as if [...]

By | 2017-02-20T10:12:41+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Categories: Schizoaffective|0 Comments

Lindsay Loch

In a society where appearance is everything, I find it exceedingly difficult to get people to see past my beauty and into my reality. I present myself well groomed, well-spoken and my affect is rarely inappropriate. Due to these factors, no one would presume I suffer from an assortment of severe and pervasive mental illnesses. [...]

By | 2017-01-15T10:45:21+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Categories: Schizoaffective, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Rochelle Tschida

Psycho in Disguise A True Story about the Life of a Schizophrenic by Rochelle Tschida Words 1565 Date Sep. 7th, 2016 A waitress at The Modern on 53rd in New York City approaches your table. Her glasses are artistic, funky, slightly too big for the small face they adorn. People person, it’s obvious she has [...]

By | 2016-09-14T09:21:27+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Schizophrenia, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Susan Harrison

It’s 3 am…. My 18 year old wakes up, sobbing and screaming “Mommy!”. I rush into her room, knowing that she didn’t take her anti-psychotic medicine. “I’m bleeding, my hair, I hit my head when I fell and now it’s bleeding. My brain, inside my head… I’m going to die. I am dyeing Mamma. Oh [...]

By | 2016-09-12T09:14:21+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Categories: Schizoaffective, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Clyde Dee

Reflections on Overcoming Stigma to Pay Forward Back when I was just a yuppie, I learned a few points of wisdom that I want to pay forward to some mental health academics and administrators. I was learning to chop cheese steaks at a Korean owned deli and instantly enamored with this mentor on the grill, [...]

By | 2016-07-05T08:23:31+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|Categories: Anorexia, Schizophrenia, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Shez Duggan

Trigger Warning: Talk of panic and paranoia.  We're All Mad Here I have spent a vast amount of my adult life battling, confronting, denying, engaging and dancing with my nemesis diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia. Most of the time I find myself just stuck. Belligerent thoughts that argue back and forth that are not my own. [...]

By | 2016-04-24T18:29:07+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Categories: Schizophrenia, Stigma Fighters|Tags: |0 Comments