Hi, there. Thanks for visiting. I'm starting this blog as an advocate for mental and physical health. I'm a freelance writer and also own a home based medical transcription business. I was diagnosed in 1978 with paranoid schizophrenia and started to become acutely ill three years prior to that, unmedicated, frightened, confused, and in trouble with the law. I graduated from university with distinction the year I became ill. I've never regretted learning how to think at university. I struggled with my illness for 35 years and have reached the top of the mountain now, I think, or the other side, where the grass is greener and the path easier. There's hope for all of us, the whole human race, and never think there isn't hope or joy no matter your circumstances. I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with mental illness in all its forms: depression, brain injury, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety disorders, etc. and your positive experiences as well as those lies and half truths society and even therapists would have us believe about ourselves.

We are different folks, and we are beautiful. The whole human race is beautiful. Let's celebrate life.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

House of Happy

"Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly"

Everything's fine here in the House of Happy. I'm going to be doing community service work in the area I chose and am co-authoring a book with someone who also has schizophrenia. I've written 62 pages so far. It's going to be a fairly small book but full of good stuff - I hope.

This is the year of relationships and forging a new career. I'm slowly making new friends - good people, and letting go of what and who isn't so good. Paying more attention to old friends and family, and enjoying their journey, too.

Writing more articles, several on SZ, and the book is about those challenges, too. I know many people who have secrets. Can't say I have now but I can be discrete. I've learned to tap dance on the stage of life.

This iris is for Heart's Day for all my good friends and followers. And especially those of you who struggle as I have with SZ or any other mental disability. Not a handicap. A disability.

The iris is the emblem of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.

1 comment:

  1. Faith, hope and courage, symbolized in the three petal clusters of the iris, make it a perfect emblem for SZ, Thanks, Kenna!