(Català) Els psiquiatres em deien que amb medicació i fent teràpia podia portar una vida “normal” però no ho vaig aconseguir mai. Fins fa uns cinc anys.
How much have we learned from mental disorders for thirty years so far? Very, very much, I would say. Inexplicably and proportionally there are people who have become more ignorant in the subject, by their inability to catch up on scientific advances.
My name is Francesc and the purpose of this article is to make people conscious about how difficult is to live with paranoid schizophrenia, and the different way outs one can find.
Identity is a combination of multiple references: amongst other factors, it includes a sense of belonging to several groups, and our likings and abilities. For instance, I’m a short girl from Madrid
I do not want you to misunderstand what I am going to say in this article. I think the family is, in many cases, the only support we have people with mental health problems. And without them the life would be much harder.
I was surprised watching television, specifically, Gran Hermano VIP in Telecinco. The declarations of Los Chunguitos have scandalized me: “I’d rather have a misshapen son than a gay son”.
When you get lost in the jungle, there are many roads, many paths, many ways to reach a possible destination. When it come the (so-called) mental illness, we find ourselves as if we were entering a populated jungle.
I’m reading in La Vanguardia, in the salmon leaves, the personal problems – drugs, delinquency, diseases … – of actors and actresses of Hollywood who, despite these, have triumphed in their careers. There are those who live or have lived with a mental illness.
We, the people with mental disorders, are tired that every time a person acts in a violent or irrational way it is attributed to a mental illness.
As we receive a diagnosis, we may feel or react in different ways: for example, feeling relieved because finally we know what we have and a proper treatment can be given to us