Schizophrenia and Drug Addiction

2018-08-29T20:32:28+00:00August 29th, 2018|addiction, blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Matt Boyle. Schizophrenia is not a rare mental disorder. In fact, it affects roughly 1% of the world’s population and generally begins to show its first signs during adolescence and young adulthood. Substance use disorders are also common and affect roughly 8% of the world’s population. However, the number of overlap between [...]

The Importance of Mental Resilience

2018-07-12T02:02:53+00:00July 10th, 2018|guest blog|

Feel your strength. By Female Strength  Adaptation is key to survival, and this is as much true when it comes to mental health as it is in the theory of evolution. Being able to adapt to new and sometimes hard circumstances is essential for maintaining a balanced and healthy mind. Especially if [...]

Let’s End The Stigma Related To Mental Health

2018-03-08T00:17:18+00:00March 5th, 2018|blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Ayesha Mehta. To all the readers reading my article, I’d like to begin by personally thanking each one of you for taking the time out to read my article. I want to share a small secret with you, one that may not come as a surprise to you but the one that [...]

Back to Reality: A Story of Psychosis

2018-01-31T19:22:49+00:00January 31st, 2018|blog, guest blog, writing|

Written by Julia Stabler. Hi, my name is Julia Stabler. I am 29 years old and passionate about mental health advocacy. Four years ago my life changed forever when I suffered a psychotic break. I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder while in college, but a confusing second opinion led me to believe that [...]

I Finally Felt Understood When I Discovered Schizophrenic.NYC

2017-12-21T20:56:38+00:00December 21st, 2017|blog, guest blog, writing|

By Addison Dean My name is Addison Dean. I write over at TwentySomethingAndSick and as a contributor for TheMighty about my experience with physical and mental health issues.   I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder when I was 25 years old.   I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder when I was 25 years old: [...]

How to Overcome Problems with Your Mental Health

2017-08-01T16:30:32+00:00August 1st, 2017|blog, guest blog|

by Lucy Miller While it is normal for people to feel sad and suffer through down periods from time to time, it is not normal for such feelings to linger for extended periods of time. In these instances, individuals might be suffering from a mental disorder. Three common mental conditions are anxiety, depression and [...]

Using My Schizophrenia to Help Others

2017-07-25T19:46:08+00:00July 25th, 2017|blog, guest blog, guest post|

By Neesa Sunar I too carry the heavy burden of schizophrenia.  It afflicted me about ten years ago, while I was in graduate school studying classical viola performance at a prominent conservatory.  I developed a crush on a fellow student, and my mind uncontrollably fixated on him at all times.  When he rejected me, I [...]

You Look Great – A Short Film

2017-03-22T16:38:47+00:00March 22nd, 2017|guest blog, guest post|

My name is Justin Andrew Davis and I suffer from body dysmorphia and binge eating disorder. Recently, I opened up about these issues for my upcoming short film, You Look Great, and the response has been nothing short of inspiring.As an actor and writer, I fully believe it's my obligation to share myself and my [...]

Addiction & Mental Illness

2017-03-20T18:12:19+00:00March 20th, 2017|guest blog, guest post|

Guest Post by Constance Ray Addiction is incredibly destructive on its own. When it co-occurs with one or more mental health conditions, however, it can be even more disastrous. Those who have gone through the struggle will tell you it’s an overwhelming way to live, and asking for help isn’t always easy. We had the [...]

Benjamin Dionne – Photographer, Cinematographer, Artisticographer, & Schizophrenic

2017-03-06T23:52:08+00:00January 11th, 2017|guest blog, Schizophrenia Connection|

My name is Benjamin Dionne, most people call me Ben. Close friends sometimes call me Benny, and I’ve been called much worse. The usual stuff... Asshole, Dick Head, Scrotum Face, and yes, those are all proper names and capitalized on purpose. In actual fact, I’ve only really heard those a few times in my life, [...]

Changing Leaves, Changing Moods – By Diedre L. Wade, MA, LPCC

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00October 27th, 2016|blog, guest blog, guest post, writing|

It’s October in Kentucky, and temperatures are falling. The sun begins to fall a lot earlier compared to July. Many individuals struggle with a mood that might begin to fall as well. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been recognized since the 1980’s but thankfully, it continues to become more prominent in news and health magazines. [...]

“I cried and cried.” – The Journey of Clayton Paz

2017-03-06T23:52:09+00:00September 6th, 2016|blog, guest blog, guest post, writing|

  Hi, I'm Clayton Paz. It is not my full name but it's half haha. I have suffered from anxiety since I was a kid. My anxiety peaked in 2011, when my father was in the hospital and was dying. I was trying to be strong but I blew up the next year (2012). [...]

Schizophrenic.NYC’s Hallie Kruger, Shares Her Story

2017-09-01T17:35:17+00:00August 23rd, 2016|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Something that has always been suggested to me is that I should hire people here at Schizophrenic.NYC that also live with Mental Illness.  Well, about a year ago I met the amazing Hallie Kruger at a Flea Market in Brooklyn.  Soon after she became my go-to Screen Printer for all of my "DONT BE PARANOID, [...]

Guest Blog: Finding the Right Psychiatric Treatment

2017-03-06T23:52:10+00:00July 27th, 2016|guest blog, Taylor Jones, writing|

I am proud to introduce Schizophrenic.NYC's guest blogger, Taylor Jones. Finding the Right Psychiatric Treatment  Finding the right psychiatric treatment is like finding your soulmate; you think it doesn’t exist, until you put a little effort in, and then you surprise yourself. However, it’s a little harder than falling in love. Because with mental illness, [...]