I feel good. Not in a James Brown kinda way, just "good". I am content with life at the moment, feeling inspired to be creative in a variety of ways and enjoying my own company. This is the first time in many years -- so many I have lost count -- that I have felt this way. Because I have had the diagnosis of "schizoaffective disorder" offered to me and have experienced five separate episodes of psychosis, as well as long depressive patches too numerous to count, this feels foreign. Here I am, cruising along thinking "things are pretty [...]
Eleanor Longden's recovery story is an inspiration. It took many years of challenging interactions with the medical system, much courage and tenacity to get to a point of having overcome her diagnosis of 'schizophrenia'. Her story tells us that we CAN recover and lead meaningful lives, in spite of our diagnoses.