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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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sleep, glorious sleep by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia So currently I am taking the following for sleep purposes Ambien 10 mgs, alternating or together with Vistaril, in addition to Valium, 5HTP and Melatonin All of thi ... Read on »
not sleeping and being followed by CIA agents by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia So, I haven't slept well in years. I don't know if it's been three years since I went off Seroquel, but it's been sometime near that length of time. And when I went off ... Read on »
Fat by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I  am totally disgusted with my body weight. I went to my mom's recently and she asked me, "Couldn't you go back to being anorexic for a while to lose the weight?" ... Read on »
Memories of my old neighborhood and my old terror by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Tonight I ate dinner at a Chinese place across the street from where I once lived. I lived there sometime in 2004. If I go through that place now the memories come back. ... Read on »
The girl in the library by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I have always been an introvert. Indeed, in middle school and high school, I frequently spent lunch time in the library. In 7th grade I would sneak a sandwich in w ... Read on »
Another year older... by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Tomorrow is my birthday. I'm not happy about being another year older. I always get depressed at this time of year. Currently, I am getting paranoid about things, and ha ... Read on »
Man commits suicide; Gawker thinks it's funny by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia In December I tried to get this published on several websites. None were interested. So I'm publishing it here. Suicide: Not Caused by Too Much Sh ... Read on »
My first book is available online: written by myself and Jessica Leach by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Hi Folks! I'm excited to tell you that the graphic novel based on my illness is now available for downloading. Jessica Leach, a communications student in the UK approach ... Read on »
Happy Holidays to You by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Dear Readers, My favorite Christmas Song is "The Christians and the Pagans" by Dar Williams. I also love the cheesy, old, traditional Christmas carols, but I ... Read on »
Suicide and Shame; the story of my great-aunt Fern by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia A taboo subject in my family all my life has been my great aunt who committed suicide at age 19. This poem is a rough draft I hope to improve on, but t is dedicated to h ... Read on »
Trying to be more mindful with cleaning, and living by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I saw my therapist today, and we talked about mindfulness and what cognitive therapy is meant to do. I figured out when she asked me what stops me from cleaning or doing ... 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 »
I am here. Practicing mindfulness and grounding skills. by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia “How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit ... Read on »
You can't count on anyone but yourself by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I think the above words are very true. I don't believe in God, or any saviors. I am well aware that nobody can fix my problems better than I can myself. But someti ... Read on »
NAMI (Nat'l Alliance on Mental Illness) Fundraiser: Santa Bowl 2013/ Can you spare a few dollars? by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia   Dear Friends and Readers,  As you know I have Schizophrenia. The reason for this post is to help raise money for a wonderful organization tha ... Read on »
The hospital by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Wake up at five, for medication and vital signs. Breakfast doesn't start till 7, but it's best to keep the inmates awake. so we'll fall asleep at our 11:00 bedtime. ... Read on »
rape culture by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia "Carnival" I've walked these streets A virtual stage It seemed to me Make up on their faces Actors took their Places next to me I've walk ... Read on »
Halloween: An excuse for stigma by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Read this from the Treatment Advocacy Center. You can see mental illness made into a stigmatizing Halloween horror story with straight jacket costumes like this o ... Read on »
My body and how it betrays me by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia The weight issue has been getting to me a lot lately. I mentioned previously some internet/phone romance with a guy I hadn't met yet who lives a couple hours from me. I ... Read on »