The Join the MH Conversation series gives people living with mental illness who don’t write about mental health on their own blogs a safe space to share their own stories.
To start the series off, we have this post is by Matt of The politics of being kind.
MY LIFE WITH CHRONIC SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER
I have had chronic mental illness for a number of years. I take large doses of mood stabilizers and anti-depressants, and am on an antipsychotic.
The symptoms that I live with are disabling.
I have hallucinations and delusions that impact me on a daily basis. Not to mention depression.
I’ve been in therapy and I have a psychiatrist.
My diagnosis is schizoaffective disorder and I am medium functioning.
What do I do to improve upon my situation?
For starters, I try and get enough sleep. Usually 12 hours a night, plus naps.
I am unable to do a lot around the house, and I have help with the most important of things.
I accept my situation, but I also know that I have to try! Enter this blog.
This is where I get things out!
For those of you with chronic mental illness, what do you do to improve upon your situation?
You can find Matt on his blog The politics of being kind.
Let’s keep this conversation going in the comments!
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