Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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My paranoid (schizophrenic) life
Celebrate everything. A simple act can be so empowering.
It is a walk to the beach, with headphones on loud.
Love us, the schizophrenics and the people with schizophrenia.
Dealing with depression becomes even harder when you can't go outside.
I'm scared all the time.
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.
For those of us who are schizophrenics, our brains pull us to its natural state of psychosis any chance it gets. We have to fight for our reality every day.
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.
Allie Burke is an author, editor, and mental health advocate. She resides in Los Angeles.