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  • Mentally Ill and Living Well

    August 1, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is my first entry in my new blog. I am announcing the debut of my new book, Song For My Baby and Other Stories, due out in June, 2020. It is a testament to the fact people can live well while mentally ill. They… Read more

  • Schizophrenia and the Closet

    January 12, 2020 by

    I wish everyone would get this. Once I came out of the closet about my mental illness, no one cared. There is an old saw that people notice first what you are trying to hide. I don’t wear a T-shirt that says “Schizophrenic” but often I tell people I have had mental problems since my… Read more

  • Schizophrenia and Meeting Others

    January 12, 2020 by

    People are drawn to me or ignore me and I blame their response on my illness. In a group, I always notice when people address their remarks to me or act as if I were not there. At church, for example, I am considered a nice guy but not a force to be reckoned with.… Read more

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