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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

Back when my 14-year- old son called me from school and said he knows he should be happy and he is a lucky boy, but he feels like he wants to die, I truly panicked. It was as if I wasn’t hearing the right words coming out of his mouth. I knew I wasn’t equipped for this situation!!!! I asked him if I could take him to his doctor and when he replied yes, at that point I knew my son was clearly showing signs of mental illness. I sat stunned in utter silence, panicking and paralyzed, not able to...

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Infant Abuse from Romania: Adam's Childhood Trauma

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Infant Abuse from Romania: Adam's Childhood Trauma

My name was Sergiu Marinescu and today my name is Adam Geiger. I'm 27-years-old and I was born in a city of Romania called Timisoara on April 6th 1990. Four months after the fall of a megalomaniac dictator who forced women of child bearing age to produce a minimum of 5 children I was born and placed into a very unfortunate and terrible circumstance in an orphanage for infants! This dictator dictated my immediate and future health in hopes to build a strong country. This is when birth control was banned and the country was considered extremely poor. All of this...

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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

I love to work on side projects, but I get sleepy a lot. And sometimes I'm thrown for a loop. Especially lately because I'm coming off of the anti-psychotics I've been on for all 9 years of my sobriety! You may have remembered me talking about it in my last article. If not HERE is the link... I'm in the processing of tapering down off of something that was mis-prescribed to me when I was first in treatment. But it doesn't mean I can't function. And I sure as hell hope that I'm not truly psychotic. Although lately, when I...

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Don't Let "Nothing" Turn Into "Something"

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Don't Let "Nothing" Turn Into "Something"

Some days I only feel strong enough to sit in my solemn chair, in a dim lit room, and say… NOTHING... Just know… You may feel like this is only happening to you, but, I wouldn't be writing this if it was. Remember you're not alone, and it's okay, to some days just do nothing, as long as we are taking 3 steps forward and only 1 step back. I believe we are #NotAlone and never will be. So take the time you need to collect yourself, because when we rise, we rise together. We rise one step at a time...

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I'm Alone in a Crowded Room...

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I'm Alone in a Crowded Room...

As I sit here in my quiet room, to my quiet self, I feel the void within my heart begin corrode like a transplant patient in need of intensive care. My life is filled with the glory of having too much of everything but not being able to find the right piece to mend my lonely soul.  I have people that love me, they are there. My wife most of all. But recently I feel as if so many are scared of my mental illness, that when it takes over there is no cure but to wait. The truth behind...

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