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Kate K. Patient Expert

Alfred Station, New York
I am 46 and I am in recovery from schizophrenia. I began hearing voices in my mid 20s, but didn't become acutely psychotic until just after I turned 36. For 3 years I didn't commit to taking the anti-psychotic medications and I had 3 breakdowns. The last one was December 2001. Since then I... Full Bio
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Freedom by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia On a long straight highway Somewhere out on the Great Plains My family drove by A herd of antelope Startled and racing. The road trip lasted for days From a certain ... Read on »
Stop Pleasing Others by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Stop pleasing others. Start pleasing yourself. Take a look around There's a Higher Power here You just have to get past your fear Of the unknown and familiar. They w ... Read on »
What Might True Love Be by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia What might true love be if it came from the sea Washed up like some drift wood Picked up by a child Brought home to the mother Passed on to the father Thrown into the b ... Read on »
What Love Is Not by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Love is not hidden in a box that lies beneath your bed. You cannot take it out and look at it Size it up, turn it over or put it on a pedestal. Love is not sunken treas ... Read on »
Love by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Love is patient. There is love in the monk who is teaching the small, orphaned child to walk. Love is kind. There is love in the kindness between strangers ... Read on »
Caged: Sexually Abused Boys by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Caged The teenage boys on the coast of California Runaway youths from families of abuse Had to cater to those older ladies Who paid for fantasy instead of ... Read on »
A Story About Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Imagine entering into this world from the body of a 16 year old girl, a girl who had been abused sexually as a child, a girl who had sexually abused her ... Read on »
Traveling by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Out West 1980s My three week trip has come to an end and I am home once again.  My brother and I cleared out my father's apartment and he is now permanent ... Read on »
My Parents & Me by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Ellen and Ed Kiernan 30 years ago My mother died over 14 months ago and my father is now permanently in the nursing home of their retirement community; he ... Read on »
Song: Not Right by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia This is a song that I just wrote yesterday.  It's about living with multiple personality disorder. Not Right Something’s not right. Something’s not right. The worl ... Read on »
Song: Been Hurt Before by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Been Hurt Before So I’ve been hurt before So I’ve been hurt Like so many others. I acted out with someone And faced my own annihilation. I don’t want to be just ... Read on »
From Sadomasochistic Abuse & Addiction To Getting The Help That You Deserve by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia We ate the apple from the Tree of Knowledge a long, long, long time ago, at least according to our sense of time, which might be a split second in the greater scheme ... Read on »
My First CD: Yin And Yang by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Play Yin And Yang   This collection of music is from the early to mid 1990s during domestic violence, after domestic violence and in the beginning of psychosis. Read on »
Song: Powerless by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Play Song Lyrics The First Step is to admit to defeat. It's the powerlessness that knocked me off of my feet And I fell, I fell, I fell to the bottom. I fell, I f ... Read on »