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The Overcoming Schizophrenia blog is about my experience with schizophrenia. It also includes an educational aspect to enligthen other people about the illness. Comments are welcome!

Owner: Valash

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  • No, Please, That's Not MePrior to my diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia I did some things that I am not proud of. Now that I look back on things I blame my illness for my poor judgment. I am by no means condoning the behavior I carried out, and will share with you here. I w...
  • The Other Side of the Storm (Count Your Blessings)
    on Feb 18, 2009 in Self Love Medication Blessings Strength
    While I was displaying different symptoms of adult onset schizophrenia I did not have any idea I had a mental illness. Gradually, I became paranoid, not speaking much or thinking clearly, catatonic, and hallucinating, etc. While I was sick I thought...
  • Medicaid to Abilify Patient Assistance Program (Update)Recently, I was denied Medicaid health insurance, however, I applied for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation Abilify Patient Assistance Program, and I was approved. My health insurance did not transfer over well when I moved from C...
  • Building Friendships
    on Feb 15, 2009 in support relationships friends
    Since I moved back to Atlanta (in August) I have not developed many friendships. Friendships are important for additional support. I found someone I could relate to in my support group at the local mental health clinic, however, she doesn't attend gr
  • Paranoid Schizophrenia
    on Feb 14, 2009 in Persecutory paranoid schizophrenia
    Paranoid schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia. It consists of paranoid characteristics such as persecutory delusions, thoughts that others are following you, the belief that others are trying to poison you or harm you. I was diagnosed with par...
  • Finding the Strength Within
    on Feb 13, 2009 in Online Support Group Strength
    In general, life is not an easy journey, and having schizophrenia or any sort of mental illness does not make it any better. However, everyone must work with what they have and make the best of it by finding the strength within. To cope with my illne...
  • Tough Decisions
    on Feb 11, 2009 in support Tough Decisions Hospital
    This is for the family members of people with schizophrenia. Sometimes people are faced with hard decisions such as allowing their loved one to go into the hospital. Remember the benefits when such choices as these are made. A mother of a boy with sc...
  • The Path that God Chose for Me
    on Feb 10, 2009 in Hope Self Love Choices Paths Strength God
    I am not upset that I have schizophrenia, this is the life God chose for me. The other day I was telling my mother I am glad I took a break from school, but I wish I had taken it sooner so that I could have recognized my illness sooner. She reminded...
  • Schizophrenia: RehabilitationAfter my illness progressed I had slow motor skills and I could not spell words like I used to. My mother informed me of these changes just recently, I did not realize how slow I was or that I lost my ability to spell at the time this was happening.
  • Schizophrenia: Disorganized ThinkingA part of cognitive symptoms include disorganized thinking or specifically for me loose associations and poor concentration. I would make two different things connect that had nothing to do with each other. I was also delusional or believed things th...
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