My name is Inma. I’m 47 years old. When I was 19 years of age more or less, I began to have the first symptoms of mental health problems. I comment my age and when I began to have what my family calls my disease so that everyone can understand the great fears that have lately harassed me.
I think that talking about the negative symptoms of schizophrenia means talking about the time since you are diagnosed it and you start the treatment until your death.
My name is Carles and I am 36 years old. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with depression, even though I have felt a profound sadness for a long time. The problem, though, is that I do not know for how long.
The Asperger Syndrome one has it for the entire life. At least, I have been told that by the professionals who treat me, and I believe it. Moreover, it probably has been different from the moment I discovered the world and the world discovered me.
I am a person with Autism. The type of Autism that I suffer (Asperger syndrome) lets me verbally express, but the words with which I interact are not the same than the ones that others use.
What is recovery? According to María Moliner’s Dictionary (2007), one of the meanings is: “To recover something that was lost”. In our case, that is, in the case of people with mental disorders, that “something” is as different in each one of us, as our pain is.
My trauma originated during the early 80s, when times were changing in Spain. I was then 9 or 10, and my memories are a bit blurred.
(Català) Hola a tothom. Sóc Alfonso. Els informes diuen que pateixo un trastorn mental del tipus esquizoafectiu.
It all began when I was about 12 years old. I was then a chubby girl. Eating habits at home were not good; we simply ate what we felt like. I remember that vegetables were never served and fruit was scarce; all we had was potatoes, meats, battered and fried food, pizzas, sandwiches, cold meats, fast food, ice-cream…
Sometimes I would like to be psychologically dead, in the sense of not realizing anything… To have no idea of who I am, why I am here, to be completely out of reality, not to be aware of this damn world in which I feel forced to live.