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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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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 »
Psychosis sucks by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia The Golden Gate Bridge  is the site of more suicides than many other places on earth. Yet, for some reason, barriers to prevent these suicides are not in place as they ... Read on »
Homeland by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Well, my last post resulted in my best friend calling my mom to find out where I was, because I hadn't (apparently) answered my phone in a while. It also resulted in my ... Read on »
Reasons to Live by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia In the hospital a few weeks ago, in "Allied Therapy", which is basically either recreational (playing board games and bingo) or art therapy, I did a project ... Read on »
My apathy meets my mom by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I laid around today, a down day, what my Aunt Jenn would call a "basement day", and I did nothing. I was watching a rerun of that dumb show "Sister Wives" when I heard s ... Read on »
my recent hospitalization by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I've been in a lot of psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric wards on regular hospitals. The first time, I overdosed and was hospitalized, when I was 15. Almost 16. I was ... Read on »
Back to the place of the disordered senses........... by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I just got home today from the psychiatric hospital where I spent the past two weeks. My thoughts about suicide had gotten too much to deal with, and urges to self harm ... Read on »
The Journey - a poem by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia "The Journey" By Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the wh ... Read on »
back at school! by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I started back at school yesterday. It went well. I like my professor; she seems to have a good sense of humor and be laid back. My other class is online; not sure how w ... Read on »
Reasons to Live by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia 1. My cats. 2. My human family. 3. I want to write a book before I die. 4. I want to help create awareness about mental illness, and help others who live with thes ... Read on »
Spy work by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I wrote this post yesterday, but because I'm a little paranoid about who might be reading the posts I took it down. I guess I can put it back up for now, though I might ... Read on »