There is usually between 14-16 people there. I don’t talk much accept a few comments or when we are checking in.
There are other schizophrenics there but I do not reveal my diagnosis because:…well…it’s none of their business. A women talked about voices and the moderator answered her with some lame comment and condescension. I’m going through a lot of crap right now and I don’t need that.
In 2016 I created all my own problems but it was a good year with a minimum of symptoms.
But now, the handwriting on the wall is that a lot of other people are going to be my problems this year.
Anyways, in group a women said that to calm her down and distract her from her voices she blows soap bubbles. It relaxes her.I’m sure we all remember those from being a kid. And the moderator said to her, “Yeah, those bubbles are what kids get just for being kids”.
So I piped up and said, “Yeah, but we get gambling and beer.”
Almost the whole group cracked up. A moderator said to me, “That’s kind of going in the wrong direction for the group”.
I laughed and answered, “I knew that before I said it”. and several people laughed at that too.
The schizophrenic comedian, spreading joy and laughter throughout the land.