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It's 2015 - we shoulde be accepted

Why are we continually ignored? I have been wondering why no-one has marketed a magazine for us, afterall we make up 1% of the population. You can get magazines for the overweight, gardeners, needlework, angling, gambling, competitions, even pigeons - but there is no magazine for us. We’re different - people need to accept that fact and stop putting us through hell to conform - we’re just not made that way so why can’t we have a bit of respect for who we are warts and all? And this magazine - right there on the middle shelf, not tucked away and hidden - not top shelf with the smut - and dreaming of the day when we can walk into a packed newsagents and ask for SCHIZOPHRENIA WEEKLY without all the nastiness that would follow at this moment in time. We’re fed full of drugs and yes we do need them, most of us want them in preference to the torture of psychosis - but at the end of the day WE’RE DIFFERENT - would a gay person be referred to a psychiatrist or therapist to make them conform to the hetrosexual norm? Yet if we dare mention spirituality or any of the other things we believe we’re told YOU KNOW THAT’S NOT REAL. I know there are psychiatry and medical publications - but I mean a magazine for US - relevant to US - that has information on welfare, benefits, concessions, housing - real things we need help with. WHY CAN’T PEOPLE ACCEPT OUR HARMLESS DIFFERENCES? We take the tablets and we all try our best BUT NO-ONE CUTS US ANY SLACK EVER - WE’RE TREATED LIKE OUTCASTS - PARIAHS! AND IN 2015 THAT’S NOT RIGHT.

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We do have our own magazine. Bill McPhee, a fellow SZ traveler, has been publishing it for some time. :smile:

Pixel.

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Why do we keep looking for the “solution” out there?

For as long as I did that, I stayed sick. When I started to see that I needed to find the solution in here (because this is where the problem is), I began to get better.

  1. Get a copy of this book and read it. Have your family read it, too.
    http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Schizophrenia-6th-Edition-Family/dp/0062268856

  2. If one needs a professional intervention, tell me where you live, and I will get back to you with leads to those services.

  3. Get properly diagnosed by a board-certified psychopharmacologist who specializes in the psychotic disorders. One can find them at…
    https://psychiatrists.psychologytoday.com/rms/

  4. Work with that p-doc to develop a medication formula that stabilizes your symptoms sufficiently so that you can tackle to the psychotherapy that will disentangle your thinking from reality effectively. The best of the therapies for that currently include…
    DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
    MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
    ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
    MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
    10 StEP – http://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html

  5. the even newer somatic psychotherapies like…
    SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
    SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy

  6. or standard CBTs, like…
    REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
    Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
    Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
    Standard CBT – http://www.beckinstitute.org/what-is-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/About-CBT/252/

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accept… accepted… accept it. accepted… expected…

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Just subscribed to this - thanks for sharing Pixel

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I’ve just downloaded and read the quarterly magazine and found a good quote…

“If you are happy with yourself and accept yourself, you’re already better off than many people who live without mental illness.”

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I wish there was a way to go untreated. I feel my rights being violated by my doctor refusing to let me go untreated. What are the consequences? Are there consequences? If so, maybe I am willing to take up those consequences. In fact, I do feel willing to go untreated for the sake of self and future SZ’ers that know the meds are worsening their condition.

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But for your own sake meds are better than psychosis - we’re lucky to live in countries where there are meds available to us - if we can just control the terror and horror of the illness and embrace our own individuality - I think society dictates that recovery actually should mean BACK TO WORK - PAYING TAX - OFF BENEFITS - NO LONGER A BURDEN ON THE STATE.
Take your meds MrCollie - we’re lucky to have them.

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My psychosis was good, though. I didn’t have many negative symptoms, just delusions of grandeur and slight anger.

I’ll get them lowered to 300mg. I do not need moderate or maximum doses. Less is more then.

Mine were horrifying - bad, bad paranoia - terror - I’m too scared of going through this again and so I take my meds.

Mine were either absolutely beautiful and mind-shatteringly amazing or mildly angering. I had a lot of positive symptoms, which is why I really want to go back, but have it evolved such that I have pain-free energies flowing through my body.

That’s probably the only reason I will stay on meds - it helps unglue the phantom pain and de-magnetizes me from whatever or whomever I’m connected to by a marginal percent.

Those of us who are high-functioning because of our meds will just look at you, shake our heads, and then keep on doing what we’re doing including taking our meds.

It does get a lot better. Hoping you will give the meds time to work and your doctors the time they need to fine-tune them.

Cheers. :slight_smile:

Pixel.

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There are magazines… but also… the fact that this forum and others like it exist… I feel is a big step in the right direction…

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Don’t want to be accepted.

I want out.

This is a dark place and i just want out.

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Thats cute…dude…15 …sonofamuthaf…

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Used to have a voice that would go on like that for hours

You are still a catfish bryan.

Or I’m just a really bored schizo.

Well if you got yourself a life and stop roaming here just for fun…who knows?