Jennifer

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  • Jennifer wrote a new post 1 year, 11 months ago

    I have delt with schizophrenia and OCD for over a decade. In recent years, I have worked very hard to, well, conform. Granted, having episodes of psychosis and severe OCD episodes makes my life less happy. That’s […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 1 year, 11 months ago

    A journal article in the journal Intelligence is interesting. The study looked at members of Mensa, the organization for people with a high IQ, and then examined how many people had different illnesses. Turns […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 1 year, 11 months ago

    Today I spoke to a good friend about a problem we face as people with severe mental illness: Getting your life back after you recover. Specifically, we talked about how to restore friendships and relationships […]

  • Jennifer changed their profile picture 7 years, 10 months ago

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 8 years, 3 months ago

    PBS has a good segment about how Memphis changed the way it treats people with mental illness.

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Interesting article at Medical Daily.

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    Due to law that was passed many years ago, people with disabilities can legally get paid a meager wage. Well below poverty. The Huffington Post has an article about how people with disabilities should get a minimum wage.

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    I was in graduate school when I had my first psychotic break. School meant everything to me. I know the stress and anxiety that comes with school performance, too. Many students these days struggle with mental […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    These are very useful and informative TED Talks on metal illness.

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 8 years, 4 months ago

    I have schizophrenia, and am on SSI. I get a certain amount of hours per year of counseling services. Ever since I got on SSI, I have used those hours to get one-on-one therapy. I do this in addition to taking […]

  • Jennifer posted an update in the group Group logo of Psychotic DisordersPsychotic Disorders 11 years, 1 month ago

    Elyn Saks has an interesting article about successful people with schizophrenia in the NYT. What was interesting to me was how people with schizophrenia learn how to manage their symptoms. For me, I need a lot of rest (when I start having symptoms, I take a nap), low stress, low drama, and I monitor what media and information I take in.…[Read more]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 11 years, 1 month ago

    A recent article about schizophrenia appeared in the New York Times online.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/our-failed-approach-to-schizophrenia.html?_r=0

    In my opinion, the author’s point of view […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 11 years, 1 month ago

    PBS published an interview about a law in the state of California that promotes involuntary treatment for mental illness.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec12/lauraslaw_12-26.html

    In this […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 11 years, 1 month ago

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 11 years, 2 months ago

    In light of the recent shooting, I have received many petitions to sign. I have always been an active citizen, and regularly sign petitions. However, the recent incident has generated many petitions I do not wish […]

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 11 years, 2 months ago

    Here’s a book I found helpful on “Pure O” OCD.

  • Jennifer wrote a new post 11 years, 2 months ago

    Once upon a time, you could be pretty much as strange as you wanted to be in public and people generally left you alone. Police might accost you to move along, but you never had to fear for your life from the […]

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