Schizophlu: If Schizophrenia Were Treated Like the Flu

Schizophlu: If Schizophrenia Were Treated like the Flu Guest Post by: Greyon Fernandes While taking a shower, a place where I do some of my best thinking, a thought captivated me, ‘Am I still mentally ill?’. Do I still consider myself as mentally ill? I’m ill when I have the flu, but then I take my…

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Marilyn Monroe-What You Didn’t Know About Her Journey with Mental Illness

In 1961, a year before her death, Marilyn Monroe wrote a six-page letter letter to her psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson about her time at Payne-Whitney’s psychiatric ward. Just now when I looked out the hospital window where the snow had covered everything suddenly everything is kind of muted a green. The grass, shabby evergreen bushes —…

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Wisdo: An App for People Living with Mental Illness to Connect with One Another

Stigma prevents those of us living with a mental illness from connecting with others who can relate to the challenges we face on a daily basis. Peer to peer communication is desperately needed in the mental health community. We have so many resources online to gather information, but we lack the resources to communicate with one…

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The Woman Behind the Bag: Kate Spade’s Suicide and Understanding Mental Illness

The Woman Behind the Bag: Kate Spade’s Suicide and Understanding Mental Illness Article By: Greyon Fernandes I needed to know if there was a woman behind the bag. So, I googled Kate Spade. The next day she passed. One can assume mental illness played a part. Mental illness isn’t linear. It’s a vast web, of which…

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The Dog Days: What Its like to Live with Schizophrenia

The Dog Days: What Its like to Live with Schizophrenia Article By: Greyon Fernandes Since my diagnosis, people have asked me: ‘What is it like to live with schizophrenia?’. Until this point, I’ve responded in a very clinical manner: ‘I had and still have intrusive thoughts’, ‘My speech gets distorted at times’ – clinically known…

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Staying Positive About Schizophrenia

Staying Positive About Schizophrenia Article By: Chrissy Phelps Schizophrenia is a serious illness which affects the way you think, your feelings and behaviour.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that it affects 1% of Americans. With symptoms like delusions, hallucinations and muddled thoughts, a diagnosis of schizophrenia is, without question, frightening. However, as these inspiring TED Talks demonstrate,…

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