I read a book recently called “The Road Less Traveled.” The thesis of the work was mental health being equivalent to spiritual health. If this is the case overcoming schizophrenia is the mystical quest or journey into self realization. I’m aware I have character traits and qualities and attributes. I just couldn’t really name them to you in a sensible manner. I think a good description is I see pieces of me but not the big picture. There no coherent whole.
So a bit about me. I’m thirty nine and the first hallucination I remember was when I was eleven. Most of my life has been spent in my parent household and most of my life I have been depressed. I’m learning there are nuances to depression like spells. But most of the time my mood is rather low. I consider myself young to life and I’m currently beginning with the basics. Mood, nutrition, sleep is my mantra. My mood is low. I’m overweight. And I oversleep. I have been working though. I’m a sales associate at Goodwill. A local non profit who will hire anybody. I even got the job myself.
Here’s what I’m doing in regards to my schizophrenia. I’m receiving treatment in my cities mental health services. They give me my monthly injection of Invega Sustena and prescribe me my Paxil and Welbutrin. I also go to weekly therapy sessions. Currently over the phone. And we are working on EMDR therapy. I also do a bit of writing in notebooks which I call cognitive therapy kinda honing my thoughts. This is a first post so we’ll see how this goes. Thank for reading.