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I was caring from I was four years old.  My Mother had physical illnesses, and then I became aware of my Father’s depression.

My childhood was one of curtained windows, hushed voices telling me to be quiet to let my Mother sleep. 376 more words

Why, the phrase"I hear voices" is woefully inadequate in summing up the horrendous nature of mental illness (2)

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If you entertain these thoughts for too long, the obvious extension is to start wondering where the strength of these experiences come from- and that is when you start to stray into really dangerous territory. 496 more words

Mental Illness


That’s been my worst day of the year so far. Just feel low, in a total fog, really crap feeling all day. Don’t ask me why. 54 more words

Allen Brooks


“Deep inhale, slow exhale and repeat.”

The doctor tells you to repeat until you have calmed down.

But what happens when you are never calm no matter how much you breathe. 125 more words


Getting by

This is essentially lunch today. And I slightly over medicated myself on anti anxiety meds in search of some relief which I thankfully found. Now I feel a bit off but my brain has calmed down considerably. 46 more words

Extra Pill at Night

I feel okay today. Not great, not terrible. I had voices issues last night, bad. I was tempted to wake up my Mom, but i got over it and went back to sleep. 96 more words

Mental Illness

Review: My Wonderful Fran by Paul Spelzini

I was kindly sent a free copy of this book by the publisher Austin Macauley for a review.  This is a biography of Francesca, who committed suicide after suffering from mental illness, here is my review. 559 more words