Of all the strategies I've used in my recovery: keeping a journal has to be the number-one technique. I started out in college with a Journal course where we kept a journal and read our entries in class and at the end of the semester the professor took the books and graded them.
His words circa 1986 were prophetic when he critiqued... Read more
The Independent, a UK newspaper, reports that "tens of thousands" of people with schizophrenia are discriminated from obtaining employment in that country.
A report by the Work Foundation indicates only eight percent of the people diagnosed with schizophrenia are in paid employment compared with 71 percent of the general... Read more
ADL skills or activities of daily living are the foundation that a successful recovery is built on.
The rocket shooters among us might sneer at these basic elements. Yet as far as I've come: I will give credit to a person's ability to master simple things like doing laundry and cooking.
In my family, my Italian mamma... Read more
"Can I get this pot?" I asked the counselor who had driven the residents to the supermarket for our weekly grocery shopping. I waved a 2 qt saucepan wildly in the air.
"Isn't that illegal?" he joked.
"I was able to buy everything else. I have five dollars left."
"Okay," he smiled.
We were glad the order... Read more
In recent news:
Estrogen is thought to have a protective role in schizophrenia for women. Researchers discovered morphological differences between pre-and postmenopausal women with this illness.
The magnetic resonance imaging study showed postmenopausal women had more gray matter volume reduction than premenopausal women. ... Read more