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

Book cover: Alert and Oriented x3 by Leif Gregersen
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Book Review: Alert and Oriented x3

Alert and Oriented x3 by Leif Gregersen II, a book about living with a psychotic illness, is offered as a free download from the author's blog, Mental Health Coping Skills Blog by Leif Gregersen. The author has schizoaffective disorder, and this book focuses on his most recent hospitalization, which he describes as being unimaginably painful. … Continue reading Book Review: Alert and Oriented x3

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Book Review: Good Days and Bad Days

Good Days and Bad Days: I Don’t Have To Like It, I Just Have To Live With It is a book about living with schizoaffective disorder, written by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America.  He's offering it for free; just contact him via his blog. His determination is quickly apparent in such statements as:… Continue reading Book Review: Good Days and Bad Days

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Emerging Blogger Series: Mio (Mentally Ill in America)

This post is by Mio of Mentally Ill in America. My Possible Origin Story It most likely began when I was two. I was taken to the ER for a fever that would ultimately rise to 107. But, first there was church to attend to… Once that let out (or whenever it was that my… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mio (Mentally Ill in America)

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Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar

This post is by Mad In Madagascar. Photo by Bench Accounting on Unsplash Spiralling Out of Control: Being Hospitalized for Schizoaffective Disorder On March 14th 2016 things got so out of control with my schizoaffective disorder that I checked myself into a psychiatric ward. I was successfully completing a PhD, but my personal life was spiraling out of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar