Latest Posts from Lisa Guardiola

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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Dealing With the Stigma of Living With Schizophrenia

Dealing With the Stigma of Living With Schizophrenia

Stigma and discrimination can be very hard for those of us who are living with schizophrenia. Often the media and community have a very stigmatizing view of people who live with this disorder ...

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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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Biggest Surprises When Living With Schizophrenia

Biggest Surprises When Living With Schizophrenia

Being diagnosed with schizophrenia was a big surprise in itself, but there have been other surprises that have come along about the disorder over the years....

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What It’s Like to Look for Romance While Living With Schizophrenia

What It’s Like to Look for Romance While Living With Schizophrenia

To be honest, I don’t believe myself to be an aficionado on matters of the heart, but one thing I know to be true is that whether you’re living with schizophrenia or ...

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