Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder: Delusional Thinking

I’m usually solving some complex puzzle that doesn’t exist. Putting numbers and words together until I’ve cracked the code. My name is a month. I wasn’t born in August, but my name is August. You were born in August. That must mean you’re special. Or am I special? Maybe we have a special mission. Maybe... Continue Reading →

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Aspie Spouses: How to Show the Neurotypical in Your Life You Love Them

I remember when my boyfriend (now husband) told me he couldn’t feel my love. I had no idea what he was talking about. “I do love you,” I said matter-of-factly. “What does that even mean?” I panicked. How can I get him to feel my love? I was touching him, we were spending time together,... Continue Reading →

Mental health: A closed door policy

AUSTRALIA HAS been in the spotlight for its failing human rights record for many years — it continues to deny the basic freedoms of minority groups, including asylum seekers and our indigenous population. What makes a society disengage with others that appear different from them? And how do we ensure that these people can safely... Continue Reading →

4 Personal Finance Tips for Hard Times

Money management is difficult, even more so when a mental condition is thrown into the mix. Maybe you can only work part time, or you need to afford expensive therapies. Maybe you have a condition that affects your spending habits, like bipolar disorder. Due to a mental condition, I have had my share of financial... Continue Reading →

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