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Survival Tips

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Kevin1990

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I was wondering about any survival tips people have for schz.

Positive Symp:
Negative Symp:

Morning:
Afternoon:
Evening:
Night:

Short Term goals:
Long Term goals:

Eating:
Washing:

Socialising:
Working:
Entertainment:
Learning:

Dealing with Stigma:
 
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Kevin1990

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Positive Symp: ignore, treat as trash without meaning.
Negative Symp:struggle against and eat high energy foods.

Morning: Dont know struggling there.
Afternoon:Eat a good lunch keep occupied.
Evening: best time, read or go on internet
Night: make sure to get plenty sleep if you can ignore the hallucinations.

Short Term goals: Acheive an easy goal a day.
Long Term goals:Dont stay liberal. have a dream.

Eating: Make sure to eat plenty of healthy snacks if your ignoring meals.
Washing: Showers are better than baths.

Socialising: use the internet to gain confidence.
Working: make sure to at least turn up
Entertainment: youtube
Learning: youtube and struggle reading

Dealing with Stigma: ignore the haters and those who dont understand. use the forum
 
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boudreauj4

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Positive Symp: Try to ignore, sometimes write about it or tell therapist. But I listen to the voices quite a bit now that they are friendlier than they used to be.
Negative Symp: I struggle greatly with this. I tend to force myself to do the do things at the last moment just to get by. I don't talk much. I don't talk at all (mute) in the mornings until after 8 or 9 am and I have no idea why I do this. If my wife demands me to answer a question of hers during this time I will text her my answer instead of talking.

Morning: Wake up at 4am, make coffee, read the forum, watch the sun come up while sipping coffee, listen to voices.
Afternoon: Eat lunch, sit in recliner chair and do nothing. Think about things, listen to voices
Evening: Make supper for family, eat, watch the evening news on TV, doze in recliner, listen to voices.
Night: Go to bed at 8pm. Sleep on and off, having many dreams, get up at 4am.

Short term goals: make it through another day without a crisis.
Long term goal: make it through another year

Eating: I don't eat breakfast or snack between meals. I tend to overeat suppertime. I hate doing dishes so I usually cook and my wife cleans.
Washing: I have great difficulty forcing myself to brush my teeth and shower. I usually shower when my wife starts nagging me more than I can stand which is once every week or two.

Socializing: I go to family functions but don't talk much, I have one friend I go out to lunch with once in a while or visit him at his house.
Work: Mon,Wed,Fri at 9am I volunteer at a charitable organization food pantry for a few hours.
Entertainment: I watch a movie once in a while at home or at a theater.
Learning: this forum, Read books about mental illness or schizophrenia, watch evening news on TV.

Dealing with stigma: I have never experienced any sort of stigma except once from anyone else, but I have a terrible problem with it against myself in my own mind. I feel like I am defective, weak and should be discarded and that I am inferior to sane people and that they should despise me. But reading about others on this forum has caused me to feel some sympathy for others, so maybe I can start feeling some sympathy for myself. I used to believe Hitler was right about exterminating the mentally ill because we were detrimental to society but I don't believe that any more so I guess I am making progress.
 
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Kevin1990

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Your day sounds mellow. I wish I had your energy, Im trying to get up at 5am and thats me only up at 11.30
 
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boudreauj4

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I haven't quite figured out my energy. I seem to have energy throughout the day, but I tend to not do much. I have an inertia problem. An object at rest tends to stay at rest. I have a hard time getting myself to get up and do anything, but when I finally get moving I'm not tired.
 
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