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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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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 »
Toxic "friends" by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I am tired of toxic people. I have this woman I've been friends with for years, but it is an unhealthy, codependent kind of friendship. We really have nothing in com ... Read on »
I will not give up. by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I will not lie down to die. I will not let the delusions rule my life. I will not give up on college. I will not give up my job. I will not go into a catatonic s ... Read on »
Thoughts of death and self harm.....old patterns by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Hello friends and other readers, I am confused. I received a letter from my psychiatrist who first diagnosed me with Schizophrenia in 2005, and then wasn't my docto ... Read on »
Stress in life and the plague of the privileged airhead by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I have been under a tremendous amount of stress. About a month ago, a tragic event occurred - as I have mentioned here before. I never said what the event was here befor ... Read on »
My College Saga..... by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia All my life, ever since preschool, school has been the most important activity in my life. I valued education from a young age, partially because at school I excelled an ... Read on »
Peer to Peer Class Graduation by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Today, I finished teaching my first NAMI Peer to Peer class. The class graduated this afternoon, and we had a party, which included a candlelight ceremony where everyone ... Read on »
Step away from my pills by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia In the past week, there has been quite a bit of arguing going on at Pete Earley's blog and at the website of Robert Whitaker, Mad in America . I have no desire to argue ... 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 »
Robert Whitaker, NAMI conference, and the antipsychiatry movement by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Robert Whitaker really shook things up at the national NAMI convention, as you can see here on Pete Earley's blog. I was at Whitaker's workshop, and listened intently to ... 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 »