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Asking for Help and Reaching Out for Support

Asking for Help and Reaching Out for Support

After my first hospitalization, I was very reluctant to ask for help or reach out for support. I saw the need to request help as a sign of weakness on my part ...

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Coming to Terms With My Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Coming to Terms With My Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

When I was diagnosed as a person living with schizophrenia, I had a very difficult time coming to terms with my disorder. It was not an easy pill to swallow ...

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How My Friendships Helped Me Survive Schizophrenia

How My Friendships Helped Me Survive Schizophrenia

Nobody knew what to do, but my friends knew I was in trouble, and all wanted to help. Let's call my friends Maggie, Samantha, and Paige. Maggie feared for the worst ....

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How Schizophrenia Affected and Enhanced Work

How Schizophrenia Affected and Enhanced Work

I’ve been working at technology consulting and software product companies since graduating college. In 25 years of work, I’ve had two breaks due to schizophrenia ....

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3 Things I Wish People Knew About Living with Schizophrenia

3 Things I Wish People Knew About Living with Schizophrenia

There are many things that I wish people knew about living with schizophrenia, but I’m going to only focus on three issues that I think you should know ....

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What It Feels Like to Be Hospitalized With Schizophrenia

What It Feels Like to Be Hospitalized With Schizophrenia

I woke up on a bed in a room I didn’t recognize. Without speaking to anyone, I soon realized that I was locked up looking at the window. I tried to leave...

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