Which song sums up your life with psychosis/sz/sza, negative and positive symptoms so far. For whatever reason?

Hospital, perseverance, suffering, mystery, magic, love, the experience of psychosis itself… Some words that come up when hearing this song


I’m not sick but I’m not well. This chorus pretty well sums it up!


Listened to this a lot when I was around my worst.


Used to play this song all the time. Sang it while on the hospital bathroom floor the first time I got admitted… Still holds some strong memories for me-- mainly how I was feeling during those times leading up to that first hospitalization.


I love that the video in the opening post features My Neighbor Totoro, one of my all-time favorite movies.

This is a collection of songs as opposed to just one song:

It encapsulates the sz experience for me (with so many songs, how could it not, I guess lol) - some sadness and mourning over everything I lost when the illness started, some apathy as I came to terms with how different everything was going to be for me going forward, some lightheartedness as I regained some of my enjoyment for life.

I listened to it for hours on end as I was coming out of psychosis and gearing up to face what I considered to be an entirely new life. It was a vital part of my nighttime ritual for a very long time and I still go back to it now and then.


I like this one. It’s not just the lyrics I like it’s the composition of the whole song. Randy Rhodes was a guitar genius.

Screaming at the window
Watch me die another day
Hopeless situation
Endless price I have to pay

Sanity now it’s beyond me
There’s no choice

Diary of a madman
Walk the line again today
Entries of confusion
Dear diary, I’m here to stay

Manic depression befriends me
Hear his voice
Sanity now it’s beyond me
There’s no choice

A sickened mind and spirit
The mirror tells me lies
Could I mistake myself for someone
Who lives behind my eyes?
Will he escape my soul
Or will he live in me?
Is he trying to get out
Or trying to enter me?

Voices in the darkness
Scream away my mental health
Can I ask a question
To help me save me from myself?

Enemies fill up the pages
Are they me
Monday 'till Sunday in stages
Set me free


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