Psychotic does not mean violent
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Psychotic Does Not Mean Violent

One of the most common and damaging stereotypes about mental illness is that mentally ill people are chronically dangerous and violence-prone (Corrigan and Watson, 2002). This stereotype is especially strongly linked to people with psychosis. Like many stereotypes, it's not true in the vast majority of cases, but the general public may not realize that.… Continue reading Psychotic Does Not Mean Violent

Book cover: But Deliver Me From Crazy by Katie R. Dale
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Book Review: But Deliver Me From Crazy

But Deliver Me From Crazy by Katie R. Dale is a memoir of living with bipolar disorder. You may know Katie from her blog, Bipolar Brave. She also contributed a story about bipolar I to my book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. The book begins when Katie was in high school, when her illness first… Continue reading Book Review: But Deliver Me From Crazy

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Emerging Blogger Series: Heidi (Here Are My Brains)

This post is by Heidi of Here Are My Brains. © Heidi Seacrest Insanely Genius My experience with schizophrenia started with a curiosity for the truth. That curiosity for truth led me into a passion for knowledge, which led me down a road of spirituality and esoteric concepts. You could say there are two roads… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Heidi (Here Are My Brains)

book cover: My Beautiful Psychosis by Emma Goude
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Book Review: My Beautiful Psychosis

My Beautiful Psychosis by Emma Goude is a gripping, up close and personal look at what it's actually like to experience psychosis.  The author's honesty and complete openness quickly shatter any stereotypes of psychosis being frightening and dangerous. The book begins with the events leading up to the author's first episode of psychosis.  When she… Continue reading Book Review: My Beautiful Psychosis

Book cover: My Colour-Coded Life: Living with Schizoaffective Disorder
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Book Review: My Colour-Coded Life

My Colour-Coded Life tells Megan Jackson Hall's story of living with schizoaffective disorder. She writes that she hopes the book will help to destigmatize mental illness. The book is made up of diary-style entries from 2008 to 2018. It offers a fascinating insight into living with active psychosis on a day to day basis, written… Continue reading Book Review: My Colour-Coded Life

book cover: The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weiijun Wang
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Book Review: The Collected Schizophrenias

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang gives insights into her life with schizoaffective disorder and some of the major issues she's faced as a result. Want uses the term schizophrenias to refer to primary psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.  Her initial diagnosis was bipolar disorder, and it took 9 years to… Continue reading Book Review: The Collected Schizophrenias

book cover: Raising the Alarm by Arron Whittaker
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Book Review: Raising the Alarm

Raising the Alarm is an autobiography by Arron Whittaker. He lives with schizoaffective disorder and borderline personality. He also has a trauma history, and is sure that he's on the autism spectrum, although he hasn't been diagnosed. The author uses a pen name for this book, and explains the steps that he's taken to conceal… Continue reading Book Review: Raising the Alarm

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Emerging Blogger Series: Higher Times

This post is by Higher Times. My first psychotic break I remained undiagnosed until I was 28 years old. However my troubles started in middle school. They couldn't understand why I was aceing all the tests but failing all my classes for not doing the homework. My mother, brother and I had to spend the… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Higher Times

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Emerging Blogger Series: Coconut Heels

This post is by Coconut Heels. Hospitalization & Hallucinations There’s such a fooled heart beating so fast in search of new dreams A love that will last between your within your heart I’ll place the moon within your heart.– As The World Falls Down by David Bowie The weight of all the world Can blind… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Coconut Heels

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Book Review: Anecdotes on Volunteering

Anecdotes on Volunteering is a short book written by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America that looks at how schizoaffective disorder has interfered with his desire to volunteer or work.  The anecdotes are in relation to volunteering rather than stories of volunteer experience. At one point, Mio describes the book as one big therapy… Continue reading Book Review: Anecdotes on Volunteering