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    Less talked about schizophrenia symptoms

    Most people when they hear schizophrenia think of a person hearing things or seeing things. They also may think of them believing strange things like the government is after them. While hallucinations and delusions is a big part of schizophrenia there are other things people might not be aware of.

    Schizophrenia is broken down into positive, negative and cognitive symptoms. Positive symptoms don't mean something good, it means something added to the person with schizophrenia life like hallucinations or delusions.

    Negative symptoms are difficult to deal with and arent talked about as often. They include things like lack of motivation, not being interested in things, not taking care of hygiene or important things like paying bills or even eating. These symptoms can look a lot like depression. The negative symptoms I deal with the most is lack of motivation, lack of interest and poor hygiene sometimes.

    One way I've found that helps negative symptoms is sticking to a routine even when it is hard to do. I keep reminders on my phone. I wake up and go to bed at the same time each day. I wash my face and brush my teeth and take my medicine. Then I make my bed and eat breakfast and exercise. I get dressed even if I want to just wear the same thing every day.

    Cognitive symptoms are difficult too. It is difficult for me to focus for too long on anything. This makes reading and even watching tv difficult. Even writing this is a challenge because it's hard for me to find the right words because sometimes my thoughts feel jumbled and jump around.

    Everyone with schizophrenia has different experience and these are just some of mine. I hope this is helpful to understanding schizophrenia a little better

    #SchizoaffectiveDisorder
    #Schizophrenia
    #MentalIllnessAwareness
    #schizophreniaawareness

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    What is World Mental Health Day and why is it important?

    Check out my latest blog about World Mental Health Day and why it’s important!

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    #worldmentalhealth #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealthAwareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthisimportant #MentalIllnessAwareness #mentalhealtheducation

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    It’s hard to write when you’re pretending you don’t feel.

    I told my therapist I don’t feel and she told me I’m lying to myself. So perhaps I’m pretending not to feel. I’m shutting down. I’m blocking as best I can. But I know this will only hinder my progress. ​

    I need to feel.

    I noticed something today.
    I noticed a few things today.

    But this will be about the one.
    Maybe I’ll write about the other another time.

    I realized that one of my core beliefs is completely broken. Most of my core beliefs are slowly breaking. And this one wasn’t any different.

    I believed no one could love me because I was inherently unlovable.
    Because I didn’t deserve love.
    Because I was too broken.

    I believed maybe people thought they loved me, but when they really got to know me they’d see the truth about me. And they’d run.
    Maybe because I’ve always wanted to run from myself.

    I had the help of others.
    They loved me hard. They loved me when I couldn’t love myself. They loved me in my best and my worst times. They saw the most vulnerable parts of me.

    And they didn’t leave.

    And I learned I can be loved.
    I learned that even when I’m breaking down and hurting myself, I can still be loved.
    I learned that even when I feel too needy, I can still be loved.
    I learned that even when I feel so much shame I want to disappear, I can still be loved.

    I am still loved.

    Not only can I be loved, I am even lovable.
    There’s a quality about me that people are drawn to.
    There’s good in me, and people actually see it.
    And love me for it.
    Even when I’m not that way.
    Even when I’m not okay.

    And breaking that core belief feels so freeing.

    I can be and am loved.
    And it feels amazing.
    #MentalIllness #MentalHealth #MentalIllnessAwareness #BPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #CPTSD #c -ptsd #Healing #Recovery #Therapy #growth #changing

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    Pls help- Spread word about video Types of Mental Disorders

    Pls help- Spread word about video Types of Mental Disorders


    It would mean a lot to me if you were to support my blog on YouTube by watching the video, possibly liking it, commenting on it or potentially subscribing to my channel.

    I worked a VERY long time on this video and did so because there really isn't anything on the internet that includes all the mental disorders.

    In addition to watching it yourself, please share it with your friends and family or anyone you know who would like to know more about mental illness.

    I am especially trying to reach out to educators (teachers to show students or professors teaching our future psychiatrists.   It is a very valuable resource.

    Thanks so much!

    Types of Mental Disorders

     https://youtu.be/SqvKcdhqgR4

    #mentalhealth #MentalIllness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthmatters #MentalIllnessAwareness #Schizophrenia #personalitydisorder #PTSD #OCD #Depression #BipolarDisorder #eatingdisorderawareness #Anorexia #Bulimia #ADHD #Selfharm #Suicide #Addiction #Alcoholism #Selfharm #Anxiety #PanicAttack 

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    Pls help- Spread word about video Types of Mental Disorders

    It would mean a lot to me if you were to support my blog on YouTube by watching the video, possibly liking it, commenting on it or potentially subscribing to my channel.

    I worked a VERY long time on this video and did so because there really isn't anything on the internet that includes all the mental disorders.

    In addition to watching it yourself, please share it with your friends and family or anyone you know who would like to know more about mental illness.

    I am especially trying to reach out to educators (teachers to show students or professors teaching our future psychiatrists.   It is a very valuable resource.

    Thanks so much!

    Types of Mental Disorders
     https://youtu.be/SqvKcdhqgR4

    #mentalhealth #MentalIllness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthmatters #MentalIllnessAwareness #Schizophrenia #personalitydisorder #PTSD #OCD #Depression #BipolarDisorder #eatingdisorderawareness #Anorexia #Bulimia #ADHD #Selfharm #Suicide #Addiction #Alcoholism #Selfharm #Anxiety #PanicAttack k

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    Thanks to The Mighty for publishing my blog "7 Types of Stigma"

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    #Stigma #MentalIllness #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #MentalIllnessAwareness #mentalhealthawareness #stigmafighter #mentalhealthadvocate #advocate

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    What are some of the unbelievable replies that people have said when you opened up about your mental illnesses?

    I’ve had many experiences where opening up about my conditions are met with disappointing replies like, “but you’re in college, you’re smart”, “Just pray more”, “Why are you the one getting anxiety and not your family members?” (I was diagnosed with depression and panic disorder after my grandfather passed away, just some context for the last comment). I’ve also had family members laugh in my face when I was opening up about my OCD and saying that they have anxiety attacks too just because of mild heart palpitations (it was just that, nothing else to indicate an attack).

    I hope that, by sharing this and hearing from you guys, that people who are struggling because of something they’ve heard won’t feel so alone. I hope they know that this has nothing to do with anything that they’ve done and more to do with a lack of awareness on MI as a whole.

    #Mentalillnessfeelslike #MentalHealth #Depression #ObsessiveCompulsiveandRelatedDisorders #Anxiety #PanicDisorder #PanicAttacks #EatingDisorders #PsychiatricMedication #MentalIllnessAwareness

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    Mental illness #Mentalillnessfeelslike #MentalHealth

    im drained drowned and i dont know how to explain https://it.Im struggling a https://lot.I need to explain what is going in my mind,but whenever I start to say something stops me from saying https://it.I dont even know how to explain my mental illness.#MentalHealth #MentalIllnessAwareness #Depression #Anxiety #Selfharm #Endmylife

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