spiritual_emergency Posted July 28, 2010 Report Share Posted July 28, 2010 (edited) Hello everyone -- whenever I come into a new place like this I do so with the awareness that I may already know some of you. For those of you who don't know me, I go by the name of spiritual_emergency and I tend to prefer discussions related to schizophrenia, psychosis and recovery.My own breakdown occurred several years ago within a time frame that lasted approximately 30 months. That marks the beginning, when things began to get a bit unusual, to when I returned to work -- initially, for only a few days a month. I was still in an active state of recovery then -- not all the way there but well on my way. I have now been working for the past several years although I did take a break when one of my children had an "experience" of their own. They have since been diagnosed with bipolar/schizoaffective disorder and are actively sculpting out their own recovery. I also had a birth father who was in and out of psychiatric hospitals for reasons unknown. I do not know the extent of his psychiatric history because my mother left him when I was very young. At the time that I had my "experience" however, I didn't know that what I was going through was considered to be psychosis. I didn't know to go to the hospital and no one knew to take me, so... I never went. As a result, I have never been hospitalized, medicated, or received any degree of formal therapy as a means of treatment. By all apparent accounts, I am fully recovered. ~ NamasteSee also: Psychosis, PTSD and Story as a Vehicle of HealingMusic of the Hour: Gallagher's Song Edited July 28, 2010 by spiritual_emergency Rapha 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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