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Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient Expert

Clearwater, Florida
I am a socially conscious, feminist, 33-year old, with a dry sense of humor, and a compassionate... Full Bio
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"Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness", psychiatry as an imperfect science by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia "Take schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: For more than a century, those two illnesses have occupied separate branches of the psychiatric taxonomy. But research sugge ... Read on »
"Tell me about your car accident" (or adventures in the chiropractor's office) by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia You may have noticed I was feeling rather sorry for myself in my last post. Well, it is hard when your treatment providers leave you behind, but I didn't mean to act as ... Read on »
#NAMI2013 national NAMI Convention! by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I've been to national NOW (National Organization for Women) conferences every year for the past four years. This past weekend was my first national NAMI (Nation ... Read on »
2000 miles (people I miss....) by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I miss people. I get existentially lonely sometimes, and begin to ruminate about a person or persons who I miss because they're not in my life anymore, and I liked them. Il ... Read on »
2009: Looking back on a year..... by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia It's been a long trip with little days in it and no new places. ~Anne Sexton, "Flee On Your Donkey" I have always had that quote run through my mind with great frequ ... Read on »
A clear day with blue sky by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Downtown Clearwater scares me. It was my stomping ground (literally) during some of my worst periods of psychosis. Clearwater is an international base of the Scientology org ... Read on »
A dark night of the soul by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Hey folks, I'll probably rewrite this, because I'm not the best poet, but I think the gist of what I am trying to say is clear enough here.  So h ... Read on »
a day in my current life by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I am bored at work, so I thought it would be interesting to try something new here. I thought I would try to describe a typical day in my life (inside my mind) for you, as a ... Read on »
a few good things... by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I have a few positive things to report. One is, I went to the Florida National Organization for Women (NOW) conference last weekend. I rode there and shared a room with a wo ... Read on »
a few things I'm thankful for by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia It's Thanksgiving. I have to say, for one thing, I'm glad it's over. It's 20 minutes past midnight. Another chaotic drama-filled and at times painful family holiday has ... Read on »
a forest of hatred (here I go on my soap box again....) by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia So the other night I was watching the show "The Closer" with Kyra Sedgwick on TNT, and, as so often happens on shows about crime and the police, there was a character with S ... Read on »
A Friend Dying of Anorexia and Bulimia by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia When I was 12 years old, I went on my first diet. I did not know that taking this action would lead, eventually, to a full-blown eating disorder which would nearly take my l ... Read on »
a good day, sunshine by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I had a great day today. It started at 6:30 because this morning I was scheduled to speak at the Southeast Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing at a hotel o ... Read on »
A little bit about being little: eating disorders by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I have not written much here about my history with food, and my former eating disorder. It's not a subject I talk about too often anymore, except with my therapist, who did ... Read on »
a little uncomfortable here.... by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Blogger friends, are you out there? I am nervous. I write this blog mostly for you people who also write blogs. It became clear a long time ago, that you're the ... Read on »
a lot is going on by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I am going through something horrible. I can't discuss it here, unfortunately. I'm sorry this will sound vague. Things fall apart. I'll write more when I can. Read on »
a low day by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I feel quite depressed right now. Today (yesterday actually; it's 3 AM), I stayed home from work. I called in sick and slept all day, which is why I am currently awake. I ha ... Read on »
a nice little quote from Mr. Rogers by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia My friend Amy sent this in email. Won't you be my neighbor? "If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can b ... Read on »
A Post from Off the Grid by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia My nemesis, Seroquel, is back in my life at the (luckily low) dose of 100 mgs every night. It seems that ever since I stopped Seroquel three years ago or so, I have foun ... Read on »
A question of reality by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Apparently yesterday was World Philosophy Day, and I came across this interesting article from the BBC online. At a point in the middle of the article, under section 2, the ... Read on »