Tagged: schizophrenia

Breaking the stigma: talkschizophrenia tweetchat


To mark World Mental Health Day (#WMHD17), we have collaborated with Janssen to host an hour long tweetchat on 10th October focusing on schizophrenia. If you have been affected by or are interested in this condition, we welcome you to … Continue reading


I Know My Last Blog Post was the "Final" One But…


I’m using this blog to ask for donations to my Just Giving page because it gets loads more hits than my new blog does. To cut a long story short, I’m running 5k for charity next month and would love … Continue reading


So Long Schizophrenia! My Final Blog Post Here


I’ve come to a big decision regarding this blog. Over the last two and a half years, I have written many blog posts about schizophrenia, hospital stays and my battles with mental health problems in the past and I believe … Continue reading


Am I Being Given Placebos?


This is bordering on conspiracy theory territory and it may at first sound like I’m delusional. But hear me out before coming to any conclusions!One of the medications I currently take is quetiapine XL. I’ve taken it three times in … Continue reading


A New Video and Huffington Post


The last few days have been incredible. On Thursday, I was contacted by Huffington Post and asked if I would consent to them using one of my blog posts as part of their focus on schizophrenia for Mental Health Awareness … Continue reading


Hello Depression, My Old Friend


You’ve come to torture me again… Depression is something I have had an on-off relationship with since I was thirteen. And for the past six weeks or so, the relationship is back on. In simple terms, I’m depressed again.The timing … Continue reading


A Day in the Life of a Paranoid Schizophrenic


It’s 9:45 am when my mum comes into my room to wake me up. This is early for me. Despite my medication being quite sedating, I’m rarely asleep before 1 am. And because of the sedation, I need at least … Continue reading


Has Antipsychotic Medication Made Me Worse?


The first time I took psychotropic medication was when I was 18. I had been suffering with depression for about two years and I was finally given help in the form of a prescription for fluoxetine (Prozac). I was put … Continue reading


My Story


My problems with my mental health started when I was 13. Not long after I started my third year of high school, I started suffering from depression. My problems worsened when I started being bullied, and this bullying lasted for … Continue reading


Sorry for the Absence


You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been silent on the blog and Twitter front for a while. This has been for personal reasons but now I’ve decided to come back. A few people messaged me to ask … Continue reading


When Intrusive Thoughts turn Problematic


*Trigger Warning* This blog post talks openly about suicidal thoughts and other matters that could be triggering so please don’t read any further if you are likely to be affected. Everybody gets intrusive thoughts. It’s the content and intensity of … Continue reading


Ten Things Not to Say to a Person with Schizophrenia


I’ve seen a few of these types of blog post around, for various mental health problems, so I thought I’d do one for schizophrenia. These are ten things I’ve heard from people that, although sometimes said to try and help, … Continue reading


An Interview on Radio 2


This afternoon, I did an interview on BBC Radio 2 about my experiences of being sectioned. The interview stemmed from a news story about how mental health patients sometimes have to travel hundreds of miles to receive care. That story … Continue reading


Back on Meds…


Those who have read my blog or Twitter recently will know that I came off my medication a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, things headed south quite quickly and as a result, I am now taking risperidone. I’m still gutted by … Continue reading


A Third Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live


On Friday, I did another interview on Radio 5 Live about the effects bullying had on me. It was quite last minute and I was again quite nervous about doing it but once I got on air, my nerves eased. … Continue reading


A Day of Improvements


Today has been a good day. This morning, I was finally able to drive for the first time in around three months and while I was a little bit rusty to start with, I soon started gaining confidence. I’ve probably … Continue reading


The Game That Never Should Have Been Invented


During my time in the first psychiatric hospital I was in, I noticed that the cleanliness of the ward left a lot to be desired. For one, I noticed a giant dust bunny beside my bed on the first night … Continue reading


Weight Gain and Medication


Two days before I was sectioned for the first time, I needed to buy some new trousers for work. The ones I was wearing were a UK size 10, but despite using a belt, they were far too big. The … Continue reading


To the Bullies


To the Bullies, You probably don’t know who you are and what you did to me, but I remember everything. The names, the taunts, the threats. I remember so much. My last three years of school were miserable due to … Continue reading


An Update


I realise I’ve neither blogged nor given a real update on how things are going with me for a while. Things have been a bit chaotic here but here’s an update as to how I am. At the beginning of … Continue reading


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