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Chrisa H.

Illinois 60010
I'm a mom, mental health advocate, and eCommerce professional. My blog is my running commentary on life raising a child with Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type.
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Fall Fail by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I dislike this time of year.  It's not because summer is waning and, here in the Midwest at least, leaves are starting to fall from the trees. It's not because summer hours ... Read on »
Hypocrite by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I thought I could go off of my meds.  I thought I was stronger than depression.  But the black dog is back and he's sitting on my chest, daring me to leave him off leash ... Read on »
Patient Advocates and Strength in Numbers by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I spent last weekend in the beautiful Hyatt Hotel in Jersey City, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson from Manhattan (check out that view!), at the HealtheVoices 20 ... Read on »
Support for Morgan by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Many of you may have heard about an incident that happened in Wisconsin regarding two girls stabbing a third girl in the woods, due to a fear of a fictional character ... Read on »
A Long December by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  Winter is long and cold here in Chicago, and frankly, I am, as much as I hate to admit it, I am prone to seasonal de ... Read on »
Advocacy One Day, But Not The Next by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health On his blog today , Pete Earley posted a recap of a speech DJ Jaffe gave at the New York State NAMI conference earlier this year.  DJ Jaffe and his mentor, Dr. Fuller Torrey ... Read on »
One Week by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health What a week. This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week , as I'm sure you know, and today is World Mental Health Day.  This year's theme is Living with Schizophrenia ... Read on »
The Social Services Oxymoron by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Why must I hand hold Tim's case manager through everything?  The man has been a licensed clinical social worker employed by our county health department for at least 6 ... Read on »
The Devil You Know by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health    We’re learning the hard way that the old adage is true. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. To be fair, it was a bit broken. Tim went on Clozaril a month before his ... Read on »
Anderson Cooper 360 - What It's Like to Hear Voices by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Anderson Cooper wore headphones for a day that had voices constantly bombarding him, to simulate what it is like to have auditory hallucinations.  Watch his experiment, belo ... Read on »
Anderson Cooper 360 - What It's Like to Hear Voices by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Anderson Cooper wore headphones for a day that had voices constantly bombarding him, to simulate what it is like to have auditory hallucinations.  Watch his experiment, belo ... Read on »
My posts over at HealthyPlace.com by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Hi - I know -it's been a while since I've posted here. I promise, I will get a post up soon.  Until I do, I wanted to tell you that I am now blogging for HealthyPlace.com ... Read on »
Sadness and Wonder by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It’s been quite a few interesting days since my last post. Sadness  Tim was discharged from the hospital after a 6 day stay with an increase in his Latuda. He was a b ... Read on »
Relationships and Unwanted Guests by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have two relationships with my son. One is the “normal,” mother and son relationship. That’s the one where we discuss what happened at school, whether 10 cups o ... Read on »
Gus Deeds, 60 Minutes, and the Why of It All by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Did you see Senator Creigh Deeds on 60 Minutes last night? If you didn't, stop reading and watch it, below, before you read on. Such a tragic story, and such a dam ... Read on »
Kelly by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Kelly has been described by the defense team with several labels. Homeless. Schizophrenic. Vagrant. Nuisance. Not once did they call him a man. Never did they refe ... Read on »
The Final Word on the Subject by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Girl has always wanted a sister. With two older brothers and paralyzing shyness, she had never been able to make many close friends that understood what it is like to ... Read on »
The Final Word on the Subject by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Girl has always wanted a sister. With two older brothers and paralyzing shyness, she had never been able to make many close friends that understood what it was like t ... Read on »
Done by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health pre·co·cious priˈkōSHəs/ adjective 1. (of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual. fac·ti·tious fakˈtiSHəs/ adje ... Read on »
Done by Chrisa H. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health pre·co·cious priˈkōSHəs/ adjective 1. (of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual. fac·ti·tious fakˈtiSHəs/ adjec ... Read on »