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End of the dose and due for the next

I'm on invega trinza. I get one shot every 3 months. Usually I do fine. But I'm due for my next shot on February 1st. And some of my symptoms are bothering me. Particularly the paranoia. I had nightmares last night about the person that I love having sex with someone else and telling me she was planning on using my generosity and kindness as far as she could. I've been helping her with rent, groceries, and her outstanding debt with her PCP. I know we're not together anymore and she can do whatever she wants with whoever she wants but I had hoped she would see my value in her life. I feel stupid.

#Relationships #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #PostTraumaticStressDisorder #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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Happy....eh kinda sad

I have Schizoaffective disorder along with other things but on a 10mg dose of Navane(I think I spelled it right). Among other four other meds. It's helping with the autory and back and forth with visuals. I just want to see if they ever do go away or they stay but faint. #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Depression

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When I thought I was living in a movie—and now I’m actually writing and pitching screenplays!

When I was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, I was having visual and auditory hallucinations regularly that led me to believe that I was living in a movie being made about my life. It was as real to me in my mind as breathing in and out.

Fortunately, after a year of support from my husband and family and the care of a young, progressive, female psychiatrist, we found the right cocktail of medicine and I haven’t had a serious “odd thought” in more than 25 years.

In fact, because of my lifelong love of movies, I have taken screenwriting courses and received coaching and am now finishing two screenplays (a rom com that I am actively pitching to LA producers, and a true life drama that I have outlined and written character profiles for.) These producers are taking my work seriously and tell me that zi have an excellent chance of having these movies produced! Whereas, for years, I couldn’t think clearly enough to create and write, now I am able to focus and be a productive screenwriter and author.

My dream is that my screenplay for the true life drama might help reduce the stigma surrounding schizophrenia and mental illness and give hope and healing to those who are struggling with living with their diagnosis.

I have also written 30,000 words toward a 60,000-word memoir that is a companion to the drama script.

It feels so good to believe in myself and be productive and stable. I wish that for you as well.

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Schizoeffective disorder

What Is so hard to understand is how does my brain cause a voice and makes me seem things. When I first got saved at 19 my symptoms started I started reading the bible and the voice started to use the bible to tell me to not sleep eat shower I couldn't do anything pleasurable. I would freeze my self out I'm the winter. I wasn't diagnosed until I was about 20 before I had a break though to come to terms that I did have this illness I refused medication for a few more years I was living in torment from the voice. But finally I came to terms to get on medication I still hear a voice and somewhat have hallucinations but it's all manageable but only bc of my faith and medication. #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Faith

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Write a list of 5 hobbies, habits, coping strategies, or self-care techniques that you want to continue practicing this year.

I’ve learned so many things that have been helpful for my mental health over the past few years — some that I’ve stayed true to and others that’ve been challenging to implement on a daily basis (but I’m still trying!). The 5 that I definitely want to continue practicing this year are:

😴 Staying on top of my sleep (getting between 7 - 9 hours)
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Creating new traditions and spending time with my family
🍳Eating breakfast
🍵 Drinking 2 cups of tea every day
🎨 Including some form of creativity in my regular schedule

What are yours?

#BipolarDepression #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #Schizophrenia #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Anxiety #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Depression #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe

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Its not pneumonia

I have Sepsis. I have mild case. I have a weakened immune system from my cancer. I have been in the hospital 3 times since July. The Dr said I look good though and the psychiatrist is coming to talk to me today to help with mental health meds. #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #sespis
#Cancers #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #PTSD

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Newbie reaching out #New #MentalHealth #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #SchizoaffectiveDisorder

Hi, new here and looking for some support especially pertaining to OCD. My therapist thinks I have it in addition to my schizoaffective-depressive and I'm having a lot of trouble with behaviors/coping. Looks like a good community here so hopefully I can give/receive support! Peace

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A Thought About Mental Health Professionals

#I have been living with schizophrenia for almost 40 years. I have found that many people have the common misconception that just because someone is a mental health professional, they are able to speak with authority on any mental health condition. This is like saying that because someone is an MD he can function as a general practitioner one day, a brain surgeon the next, perform open heart surgery the following day and just for good measure do a liver transplant the next. Dealing with psychosis requires a special skill set that most mental health professionals simply don't have. In their ignorance many of them think that they are qualified to deal with psychosis simply because they are mental health professionals and psychosis is a mental health issue.#MentalHealth #Psychosis #BipolarDisorder #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Schizophrenia #MedicalProfessionals

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Sylvia. I'm here because I am picking up the pieces of my life after a major bipolar manic and psychotic break.

I was hospitalized 3 times in the past 3 months and ended up unemployed and homeless. Long story short, my husband was forced to leave our Seattle-area apartment to live with his sister in CA to protect our 1-year-old son. I am no

#MightyTogether #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #ADHD #PTSD #AutismSpectrumDisorder #Depression

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What do you wish others understood about having smiling depression?

When we think about depression, we often associate it with sadness or hopelessness. But depression can look different for everyone. For some, depression can indeed look like sadness, but it can also look like a smiling face or a person who's carefree and has their life together. This type of depression is known as smiling depression. Although not a formal diagnosis, it's still a type of depression that is experienced by many people across all walks of life.

If you experience smiling depression, what do you wish others understood better? What do you feel is the most challenging part about living with smiling depression?

📚 Need more info and insight on smiling depression? Here are some Mighty reads on the subject:

Everything You Need to Know About Smiling Depression

15 Things Only People With 'Smiling Depression' Understand

#BipolarDepression #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #Schizophrenia #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Anxiety #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Depression #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe

15 Things Only People With 'Smiling Depression' Understand

"I feel like I'm alone every day — even when I'm surrounded by people."
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