I’ll admit I’ve had a couple beers…
hey everybody, here’s what I’ve learned.
a Schizophrenic (and I hate that word… a person suffering from schizophrenia) can pull in a 6 figure salary provided that
you don’t know your Sz, for example, I never did and I never had a psychosis until I was 45 years old
I have been under alot of stress, for example, I had a father who was assistant chief of police and a terrible alcoholic, a mother who tried to deal with it but was rather fruity, and I had my own bouts of depression and panic attacks over it due to the stress
I’m angry that suddenly I’ve been slammed into these mental health wards and treated like a fruit, and my health record is now coded ICD-9 or 10 like I am a fruit, and healthcare workers in the US freak out because my EHR is coded like I’m a fruit, not an executive pulling in 6 figures
I’d give anything to sit with Elyn Saks and compare notes, I think mental health care in the United States sucks, as a person can pull in 6 figures until a bunch of freaks ‘outs’ them with stigma
I am used to making $45/hr or more in my profession, until now