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So, That Book I Was Going To Write

I published it.

It’s more of a field guide for getting around your daily life. Short and to the point. 9 pages. With resources. More books to come IF I can do better than 9 pages, haha.

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

Cognitive Dysfuction in Mental Illness

My medications have been taking a toll on my brain or my mind.

The Haldol has been causing cognitive dysfunction within my brain. I can’t think straight, I can’t comprehend what to other people are saying, I can’t understand some of the most simple of things. All because of the Haldol. Antipsychotics are a hell of a drug. They are a hell of a class of drugs meant to rule your mind.

Lately, I haven’t been able to keep up with small tasks like taking care of my animals/pets. Taking them out? I

forget. Feeding them? I forget. It seems almost scatter-brained. That’s the best word I could come up with.

Scatter-brained:

scat·ter·brained
adjective
adjective: scatterbrained; adjective: scatter-brained
  1. (of a person) disorganized and lacking in concentration.

I am scatterbrained for the time being. Under the control of so many medications, I dont know where my mind is going to, or where it’s headed. I need a 5 year long term plan.

Behind The Scenes Of The NAMI Effect (PSA Commercial)

I was so happy to be apart of changing the stigma of mental health in this country and around the world. I felt honored to be apart of the NAMI commercial that took place in Dallas, TX. It was absolutely freezing with 30 degree weather!

Here is the behind the scenes look at the commercial that comes out in May for Mental Health Awareness Month 2015. For more info you can go to my page on Mental Health Awareness and NAMI’s Mental Health Month 2015 page. Thanks for watching!

The Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award. I thought it was awesome.

I’d like to thank Undertaker Stories for nominating me! (Thank you for letting me use the award photo on my blog, as well!)

For my acceptance speech, I would like to thank really everyone who reads my blog, is struggling with a mental illness and fights it, and those that spread awareness of mental illness and Schizophrenia. I would also like to thank my friends at PsychCentral for standing by my blog, and my pursuit of documenting what I go through so that I can help and encourage others who might be afraid to speak out on their experiences.

Here are the rules, if you are nominated:

Each nominee must have under 200 followers

Thank and link to the nominating blog

Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees

Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated

Write a post containing the questions

Include these rules in the post

Here were the questions given to me by Undertaker Stories:

1.Which is your favourite room in your house/apartment?

That would probably be my room, because I have converted my closet into a computer/work station. I think it’s quite amazing, haha.

2. Who made the greatest difference in your life – good or bad?

My father, and it has mainly been good differences. He’s been there for me through thick and thin, as parents definitely should be.

3. What is the meaning of life?

Acquiring knowledge. I honestly believe that.

4.When you grow up, who do you want to be like?

That’s a hard question. I have a lot of influences. I want to be myself, but a mix up of all my influences.

5. Name the single most irritating thing that happens to you regularly.

I regularly stub my toe in doorways. I’m not sure why. Haha.

6. What would you never change about yourself, even if you could?

I wonder if anyone is expecting me to say something about my mental illness here, but I’m not. I would actually change, MAYBE being more outgoing than I am. I like being introverted but it’s a little too much introversion than I’d like, I suppose.

7. Do you like Jell -O?

I actually don’t, sorry, haha.

8. What are your thoughts on capitalism? (make it short or write a separate post if you have that many thoughts on it)

Oh, wow. I like how the United States is a Republic? From what I know about capitalism, I don’t think it would be a good path to take.

9.Who is your favourite musician/band/musical artist?

The Mars Volta, all the way!

10. Having done all this work, would you ever accept another award?

Maybe so. I like bringing attention to other writers/bloggers that put time and effort into their blogs. This was quite a bit of work though. More than I thought.

Here are my 10 questions for the following nominated blogs:

1. What would you like to accomplish with your blog?

2. How often do you post to your blog?

3. Do you still read the newspaper?

4. What’s your stance on fighting stigma regarding mental illness?

5. What is one place you would like to travel to in the world?

6. Name something odd about yourself that you do.

7. Do you like photography?

8. Do you have any pets?

9. Mac or Windows?

10. Why did you start a blog?

These are the blogs I have nominated:

Teanami

Suicidal Transgirl

Schizo Serenity

A Schizophrenic Experience

Scrappie Momma

Bipolar1Blog

A Suicide Letter

Just Don’t Say I’m Crazy

Mad Girl’s Lament

Mental Illness Talk

NAMI Commercial 2015- Mental Health Awareness Month (May)

On March 1st, 2015, I got a great opportunity to be in the NAMI commercial for mental health awareness month in May. I was filmed as an extra, in Dallas, TX. The commercial will air in May. I can’t wait to see it, and for awareness to spread and stigma to lessen as much as it can. I will post the commercial when it comes in. So keep a look out for it! In the mean time, visit www.NAMI.org and look for your local NAMI chapter!

Also, go by an visit the Mental Health Awareness Month page!

Respect & Disrespect On The Internet

I havent posted in a very long time. I just hadnt had time, ive forgotten, ive also been doing video blogs, etc.

But then something came up that I felt so strong about…

I feel like I’m the only person in this world that is tolerant to almost everything. There are certain things that I if I was tolerant to it would be sort of weird. For example being biracial, it would be weird to be tolerant of white pride. Well…to support it.

What Im trying to get at is, having been on so many forums and support groups online that deal with supporting others and receiving support for mental health, it’s odd to me how many people on these online places are very intolerant of religion. Now I’m christian. Im serious about my faith and religion but Im not one to preach to random people in public, to random people online, and places like these support groups that have policies that state to keep talk of religion to a minimum or nil.

Maybe I dont know what I was expecting, but I thought people going through so much struggle and so desperate looking for support wouldnt stoop so low as bash other religions. Im not just talking about my own but other peoples religions too.

My beliefs lie in a certain religion but I will always respect other peoples beliefs. I used to not, but I got older and I learned respect.

This goes into other topics, as well. So many people just have no respect for people of other races, genders, sexual orientations, or their beliefs in politics, or even people with certain disabilities disrespect people with other types of disabilities. I dont understand how people can be in such a mindset like that. I understand getting upset or “butthurt” about someone saying something and then you make some sort of throwback at them. But why continuously live life forever disliking a set of people or peoples beliefs?

To me that’s such a sad life. It honestly wants to make me be completely done with the internet and disconnect myself entirely. Though you have to realize that these are real people who live out there in real life saying these things, and me doing such a thing like disconnecting myself wouldnt change that theres still those people out there who log on and say that stuff. And they live in our world outside of the internet. Well…most all of them do.

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