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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

Stigma Fighters : Michelle Hammer

Talking to myself This is hard to explain and I'm not really sure how to do it but I want to explain what it's like when I talk to myself. Everyone talks to themselves...well a little bit, but not like me. Not like how I do it. They don't feel like they're in different place, [...]

Stigma Fighers : Jonathan Harnisch

Getting Through an Episode The curtain opens. I am Jonathan. I have schizophrenia. I don’t want to make a big introduction. Perhaps some of you have read my work before. For me, schizophrenia is similar to what I have read. In the early material, from such turn-of-the-century psychiatrists as Kraepelin and Bleuler, there seems to [...]

By | 2015-08-25T11:58:03+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Brave People, Mood, Schizophrenia|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Stigma Fighters : Jonathan Harnisch

Living with Mental Illness: Better Doesn't Mean Cured   Sometimes, I feel that I don’t know what’s going on or that I don’t care about anything. I am confused by my feelings, because I’m not able to explain how I feel, except for the emptiness, and I feel that no one is really there for [...]

Stigma Fighters : Renae Williams

Talking about mental health is how we progress mindsets. “The Devil’s Pulling Strings” is a reflection of both personal, and professional experiences with Schizophrenia. A distrust in reality is heartbreaking to see, and difficult to mend. Daily function becomes hampered by your own demons and contradicting truths. Through living in New York, I am submerged [...]

Stigma Fighters : Rebecca Chamaa

The stigma that comes from having a mental illness, especially paranoid schizophrenia, is so intertwined in my life that it is hard to untangle my fears and my hurt from what society, and the people around me, are actually saying and doing. Please don’t get me wrong, although my fear and hurt have darkened my [...]

Stigma Fighters: Allie Burke – The Greatest Country in the World

The Greatest Country in the World, by Allie Burke He knocks on our bedroom door with a feather for a fist before he opens it slowly, cautiously sticking his head in, like I’m sixteen years old and he’s my father. I want to laugh and say ‘I’m decent’, but I forgot how to do that. [...]