I think I might be getting mentally ill because

I’m getting into religion again. It’s almost a compulsive thing right now.

Unfortunately, when I’m not medicated I’m extremely into religious stuff.

I’m currently on meds but dealing with this anyway

So I’m concerned.

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Did you stop the antipsychotic? talk to your doctor.

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No @Nirvana . I’m still taking both of them

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It’s probably the stress of work. Is there anything you can do to make things easier in that regard?

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Well I saw my therapist yesterday. She told me to do deep breathing before work. I work tomorrow so I’ll try that

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Do you work everyday or just a few days a week?

If it’s just a few days a week, then maybe you should to do less activities than you normally do during your time off to recover.

Just rest more on your days off.

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Ok @everhopeful . It’s just 3 days per week. I’ll see what relaxing things I can do.

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I also I’m dealing with religious delusions. I talked to my therapist and he is open about everything. Our last session he told me he is a atheist. He still keeps me very very levelheaded. And understands what I’m going through with my delusions. He tells me it’s mental illness.

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@Dude1 , I’m glad your therapist helps you. That’s great news. If it’s still going on when I see mine again in a couple weeks I’ll bring it up to her.

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I was going to church twice a week but have stepped it down to once a week because of getting to zealous and having deluded thoughts.

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Try to relax and de-stress as much as you can, you know you can beat the delusional thoughts as long as you remain wiser than the delusion. Keep faith, you got this CoCo!

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i was extreme religious in the past that affected my life negatively and was so stressful for me.now i am an atheist and i find it so good, calm, peaceful and logical in the same time. i dont know is this related to my mental illnes or my drugs or its normal thing.

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I want to believe in something bigger than myself so it helps me get through life.

But I don’t want to obsess or get weird, which I’ve done before

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I’m in the same situation. I went from no religion to living and breathing it every day. I feel like I’m on the verge of becoming unwell again, but my life feels so empty without some kind of faith. I don’t know what to trust and believe in…

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Yeah. It’s tricky for sure.

Ya, it’s a cause for concern. Might be stress related or something. I had religious thoughts in the past and they ended up making me mad. Like I thought I was a ‘fallen angel’ or something, but not Satan or Lucifer. That I ‘met’ God, but no man has met God. I also believe in reincarnation and stuff, which isn’t in the Bible…

I had memories or visions or past life hallucinations of Enoch and stuff and thought I was a character in the Bible and visualized Biblical times during the Roman Period and stuff.

I even thought I was the Anti-Christ, but I don’t believe that anymore. I never really did, honestly. I don’t even know if it’s real, but I read into stuff and connect the dots. Some big names think crypto or bitcoin could be the Mark of the Beast and stuff, for example.

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Really? Strange. I’m sorry you’ve struggled with this as well.

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@CoCo do you have schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder? I was very into religious stuff at times of extended mania. Eventually the mania would come to a crashing halt and I’d lose all interest. I got really into Judaism for a few years, was planning a conversion. I went to synagogue, Torah study, Hebrew study, really into it, but I enjoyed it and it wasn’t so obsessive as to do me any harm.

The only bad thing about it for me was that it was a sign my manic stuff was getting out of control.

I hope you will be okay :hugs:.

I agree with others that you should try to rest and relax more when you’re not at work. That’s what I do.

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I am diagnosed schizoaffective depressive type. Thanks for sharing your experience @freakonaleash

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I have unusual religious beliefs. I can still get triggered into them. So i abstain from any religious things. Theres still one belief i cant shake no matter how hard i try.

It becomes difficult as people in group therapy sessions can tend to be devout christians. And right now a book being covered on thursdays is religious in nature. So i stopped going on thursdays. Even though i hate to miss group.

Just gotta do what you can to keep yourself safe and as healthy as possible. But im an extreme. I cant do any religion or ill fall off the wagon completely.

If a little here and there or some good words help you from scripture or the like just do what helps. Once it becomes problematic reasses and work from there.

I wish you luck in finding your balance.

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