I started a new job back in August of last year. I had been volunteering for a homelessness charity for about six months, and when a short term position came up my boss suggested I go for it. It was kind of a dream come true for me- after thirteen years of unemployment and long…… Continue reading Full time work, after a 13 year battle with severe mental illness..
So I have just submitted my first article to a mental health website!! I hope that the two exclamation marks indicate how excited I am about this.. (I figured using more than two would just be excessive..!!) Anyway- I have dreamt of being a published author for as long as I can remember, but when,…… Continue reading First article submitted to online platform StigmaFighters- now comes the waiting game!
I have that feeling, simmering away in my gut and my chest; that feeling you get when you know you have a dam lot of work ahead of you, and there isn’t anything you can do about it other than look up and meet it head on. You have moments when you think, ah I…… Continue reading Motivation- in anticipation of hard work..
I suffer from paranoid schizophrenia, and have done for twelve years. The way my “suffering” manifests has changed over the years; I no longer experience full blown hallucinations and the intense delusional thinking and experience of my early years with this diagnosis, but I do still deal with invasive voices, mild invasive thoughts, mildly delusional…… Continue reading The next step- blogging for mental health sites, publications and online journals
So, after a slow start and howls of writers-block frustration yesterday morning I ended up having an extremely productive day.. go figure. If you’d told me, 36 hours ago, that it was all going to be OK, and the day was going to be a good one, I probably would have snapped in your face…… Continue reading 100 followers! And the book is coming along nicely..