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Stigma and control

I was reading a blog about mental illness.  The author said perhaps there is so much stigma regarding mental illness today because it destroys that modern cultural icon of the individual's control of his or her life.  We've all heard the phrase, or one like it, that says, "You need to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps."  There is... Read moreChevron

Stigma in the Library

I've been seeing a lot about being anti-stigma lately.  We all have been victims of stigma concerning our diagnoses, our more obvious symptoms, the occasional need for accommodation.

 

Yesterday I picked up a library book that was being held for me.  There are always about 300 books in the holding section. ... Read moreChevron

personality vs character

Someone told me this week not to worry about my personality, that what I should be concerned about is building character in my life.  If my character exudes good stuff all over everyone (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, discretion, discernment, compassion, etc.) then I will have a winning personality,... Read moreChevron

Monday again

It is only Monday and already I feel like I'm at the end of a long week.  Probably because the difficulty factor increases exponentially when I am not motivated, feel tired, and have overspent with my credit card.  Not that I will have to file for bankruptcy, it would just be nice to buy gasoline and groceries sometime in the next 10... Read moreChevron

Adjusting to being a non-zombie.

In my late 30's, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder first, then schizophrenia.  These psychiatrists can never make up their minds or agree on anything!  What diagnosis would THAT point to?  hahahaha

 

Anyway, the big problem then was the internal debate about whether I wanted to adjust to life with the... Read moreChevron

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