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My paranoid (schizophrenic) life
If you need some time to re-energize, do it.
You’re doing the best you can, and that’s what matters.
We are not an insult.
We have to keep having the uncomfortable conversations with people.
I’m terrible at taking care of myself.
But there I was, stuck in the throes of my own depression.
This project is important to me as someone with paranoid schizophrenia.
I had to take accountability for my actions.
He thinks I should work on self care and accept more help.
Give no one the power to strip you of what you love.
I would never let stigma silence me.
I believe that it is misunderstood that people need to know that there is someone in this world that understands how they feel in order to feel better about themselves.
I am lucky that I have made a few friends who have paranoid schizophrenia.
As long as you stay away from subjects that are likely to have people trolling as I do, and keep your feed limited to happy people, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Don't be afraid to burden your friends, family, and loved ones.
No one has the right to claim that theirs is harder or more important because of mental illness or anything else.
Face your fears.
Don't want to be defined by your illness? Then don't be.
It could be a confidence thing.
If we never stop learning, we never stop growing.
I think those of us who have struggled most - if not all - of our lives, appreciate the wolrd around us and see its beauty on a daily.
The psychological and emotional abuse that this man left me with, whether or not he meant to do it (he was mentally ill, after all), is valid and real.
We'll always have each other.
I mean, it’s more than that, right? I’m more than that?
Don't give up on the schizophrenics.
We must fight to live our best lives.
Stigma regarding the mentally ill is a real problem.
She does not really wake up like anyone else who is not a morning person
When taking the medication, I never know if it's going to be like hey, no hallucinations, let's go to work now or hey, no hallucinations, go to sleep right now or die.
You don't get past schizophrenia.
Allie Burke is an author, editor, and mental health advocate. She resides in Los Angeles.