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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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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 »
Telling my story by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I'm at the NAMI national convention for the first time ever. One of the things going on here is that consumers can be videotaped briefly telling their stories. I went an ... Read on »
How do you view yourself? I say you're a hero. by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia How you view yourself affects everything about your life. I saw this graphic (above) on Facebook, and really liked it. It's not my creation, just posting i ... Read on »
Suicide as Fashion Statement?? by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia So, this is disgusting.  Apparently, a website, Vice, published a "fashion" article with pictures of models dressed as famous women writers who attempted (like Dorothy ... Read on »
Radical Self Acceptance and Fat Shaming by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I have a virus. A cold, basically. I think it's interesting that you can go to Walgreens (pharmacy) and walk in and see a doctor or nurse practitioner if you have a c ... Read on »
Is there an intelligent man out there looking? No? I didn't think so. by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia There is this guy I have known for about six years. He has Schizophrenia and that is why I know him. He always seemed like maybe he was interested in me. My mom always t ... Read on »
Tell Yourself by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia   I like this song. It reminds you that how you think of yourself is important. The messages we tell ourselves can be destructive.   I joined a couple onl ... Read on »
Turn Your Face to the Sunshine by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia My medical withdrawal from my university went through. I got the official paper about it in the mail yesterday. It's - as someone once commented on this blog - dem ... Read on »
The tornado by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia It was October, 1992. I had just recently been hospitalized for Anorexia Nervosa in a psychiatric hospital in Tampa. For several weeks my dad had driven me there each da ... Read on »
fat by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I hate being overweight. I hate it. I mean I really, truly hate it. I know all about how it's better to be overweight and somewhat sane than skinny and insane. But I hat ... Read on »
Blog Talk Radio Show by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I've been paying attention to the stats on my blog and what key words people are  typing into Google when they end up here. Often, and every day, they type in " ... Read on »
What to Do when Your Child has Schizophrenia and Doesn't Know She's Sick by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I wrote an article for the Florida Peer Support Coalition newsletter. It's here . The newsletter's issue was focused on "change" so I wrote about decluttering and organi ... Read on »
Disconnecting by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I went to the movies by myself tonight, after a NAMI board meeting. I wanted to see this film called Disconnect. It was an interesting, thought-provoking movie about peo ... Read on »
The Swarm by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia The other day my mom was on the phone with me and a bee flew nearby her. She screamed because she's allergic to bees. Bees sting. I feel like my d ... Read on »
Cure Talk online show discussing mental health treatment (I will be a panelist) by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Hi Folks, On May 14th at 7 PM please join in for a panel discussion, where I will be one of the panelists. All the information can be found here: http://trialx.com/ ... Read on »
Clozaril, not measurig up to standards in life, and thoughts on online dating by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia There are little annoyances with Clozaril. Drooling. I don't particularly feel happy to find myself drooling. It is rather disgusting. Then there is the dizz ... Read on »
lost by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Today was my last day in the partial hospitalization program. Today I turned in the medical withdrawal paperwork to my university. Now I am kind of lost witho ... Read on »
notes to self by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia There are no concentration camps in the United States right now. There won't be any in the near future. I am not a CIA agent. My job simply involves answe ... Read on »
Combatting Loneliness by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Thank you to the people who commented on my last post. I thought I should mention my friends since, in my last post, it sounds like I don't have any. This weekend I ... Read on »