4 Mental Illness Myths

2022-01-28T20:02:39+00:00January 28th, 2022|blog, guest blog, guest post|

4 Mental Illness Myths In the past few years, people have become more open to talking about mental illness. The New York City Mayor’s Office reports that one in five residents experience at least one of these conditions a year. But despite the growing conversations around the topic, there are still many prevalent [...]

Why it is difficult for people to realize their own mental illness

2022-01-16T18:29:01+00:00January 16th, 2022|guest blog, guest post, Mathew|

Why it is difficult for people to realize their own mental illness Anosognosia (uh-noh-suh-noh-zha), or a person’s inability to recognize that they have a mental illness, affects an estimated 30% of people with schizophrenia and 20% of people with bipolar disorder. It is not denial; rather, it is hypothesized to be a condition [...]

Will changing the name of a mental illness help de-stigmatize it?

2022-01-11T02:31:43+00:00January 11th, 2022|guest blog, guest post, Mathew|

Will changing the name of a mental illness help de-stigmatize it? A recently published New York Times article describes a survey designed to build momentum for the name change. The name “schizophrenia,” meaning “split mind” and coined in 1908 by Dr. Eugen Bleuler, was not intended to have negative connotations. However, it has taken [...]

Mental Health Nursing: 6 Things You Should Know

2021-06-25T15:07:25+00:00June 25th, 2021|guest blog, guest post|

Our mental well-being is vital for our behavioral, emotional, and physical health. It drastically impacts the way we behave, assume, and experience things. How we make our everyday decisions, how we deal with others, and how we handle stress; are all affected by our mental health. Mental health nurses, also known as psychiatric nurses, [...]

The Schizoaffective Nurse

2021-04-15T17:02:30+00:00April 15th, 2021|guest blog|

My name is Mackenzie and this is my story. Mental health has been a very prominent topic since I was 4 years old after my parents divorced. I remember seeing behavioral health specialists, social workers, psychologists, and the like throughout my entire childhood. Fast forward to my teens, I began showing symptoms of depression [...]

Each Year I Battle Depression In The Summer

2021-02-25T18:53:05+00:00February 25th, 2021|blog, guest blog, guest post|

Each year I battle depression in the summer. I don’t know if it’s seasonal affective disorder or not. My psychiatrist hasn’t said; but every year as summer approaches I can feel it like I’ve heard people say they can feel that it’s going to rain, only this is darker. This feels like when you’re [...]

Why You Need To Stop Saying Man-Up in 2021

2021-01-03T19:09:24+00:00January 3rd, 2021|guest post, guest blog|

Guest Blog by Theo Kuczek, MA, CPT, MFT “Man-Up, you’re too sensitive, suck it up” When someone is saying “you’re too sensitive” what they are really saying is…. “I see that you’re uncomfortable right now or affected by something that's happening." “When I see your affectedness by this it makes me uncomfortable. It [...]

The Spiraling Relationship between OCD and Schizophrenia

2020-10-09T19:34:44+00:00October 9th, 2020|guest post, guest blog|

In the world of mental health, we know it’s common to find multiple disorders grouped together. For example, depression and anxiety are often found together, as well as OCD and Schizophrenia. It can be difficult to properly diagnose when sufferers are dealing with multiple issues at once. Does this person need help with their [...]

5 Tips for COVID-19 Isolation and Mental Health

2020-04-22T19:18:30+00:00April 22nd, 2020|guest blog, guest post, writing|

by Nathan Shuherk I’m not sure I ever uttered the exact phrase, “2020 is going to be my year,” but I likely said something similar enough. And while the sentimentality was nice, it now seems daft. April 2020 is starting, finally. March seemed to last an entire decade, and the concept of a fun, [...]

The Beautiful Paradox – A Story of a father with Schizophrenia

2020-02-28T19:58:25+00:00February 26th, 2020|blog, guest blog|

My primary carer when growing up was my father. As a painter/schizophrenic HE was the best of playmates. His vivid imagination and heightened good moods made him the most exciting and fun person to play with. It was on his downward spirals however, when his paranoia got the best of him. At these times [...]

Effective Ways to Detox Your Body

2019-06-17T17:06:00+00:00June 17th, 2019|blog, guest blog|

If you have mental health issues, detoxing the body can be a great way to get back on your feet and remain well after dealing with your mental health. However, many people believe that detoxing the body is difficult since detoxing is essentially the process of getting rid of unwanted toxins in the body. If [...]

Managing Paranoia with Journaling

2021-02-06T14:59:37+00:00March 6th, 2019|blog, guest blog, guest post, writing|

Written by Alexie Crest. Paranoia is an intense feeling of anxiety often involving thoughts related to persecution, threats, or conspiracy. It can have a crippling effect on a person’s life if not treated. And with Cnet reporting that technology is making privacy harder, more people are suffering with various levels of paranoia. In this post, [...]

In The Gray Area Of Being Suicidal – By Tea Jay

2019-02-28T18:54:32+00:00February 28th, 2019|Taylor Jones, guest blog|

Tea Jay has written many articles for Schizophrenic.NYC and now has an amazing book out calledIn The Gray Area of Being Suicidal.Here is the intro.Mental illness is painful; I won’t be the first or the last person to tell you this in your life. It is difficult to live with, it is difficult to love [...]

Schizophrenia and Drug Addiction

2018-08-29T20:32:28+00:00August 29th, 2018|blog, addiction, 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 [...]

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

2021-12-16T19:07:49+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|Schizophrenia Connection, guest blog|

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, [...]


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