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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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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 »
Song: The Crossroads by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Play song Lyrics Sometimes depression lays me low Takes me places I do not want to go Down to the crossroads where I must decide Whether to stay here or to give u ... Read on »
Song: The Core by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Here's a new song I just uploaded to SoundCloud.  It's called The Core Play Song Lyrics Years after he was born With his eyes closed He ate the apple from the Tre ... Read on »
Song: Psychic Deconstruction by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Play Song Lyrics Our connection       psychic Flies in the face of       righteously Romantic addiction        romantic addiction It's a deconstruction        It' ... Read on »
Me & Eddie by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia It's been almost 6 months since I wrote an entry in this blog and a lot has been happening.  I went to the AA meeting for about 6 months and then realized that it wasn't the ... Read on »
Take What You Need & Leave The Rest by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia The title of this blog is an important 12 Step saying.  It’s a philosophy in itself and one that I try to live by.  That’s not always easy for me.  Sometimes I want to absor ... Read on »
Love Is Work by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia M. Scott Peck’s definition of love in his book The Road Less Travelled is:  “The will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing  one’s own or another’s spiritual gro ... Read on »
Sexuality: Denying The Truth by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia We all know and accept that our sexuality is the instinctual way we continue our species.  Sex is for making babies.  But most of us also know that it can be much more than ... Read on »
Pain Can Be A Great Teacher by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Today there seems to be a lightening of the depression.  I don’t take this for granted; I know it can return anytime.  So I’m writing to make good use of my time.  Maybe som ... Read on »
Depression by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia This has been a hard month for me.  I’ve had various physical problems accompanied by severe depression, especially in the last couple of weeks.  The depression is much wors ... Read on »
Power & Powerlessness by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia All addicts must admit to their illness and to their powerlessness over their illness if they are to heal.  But how many using addicts are there in high places, in positions ... Read on »
Practicing Peace by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia There can be no lasting peace on earth until each of us makes peace with ourselves.  Steps 8 and 9 of the 12 Steps are about making amends for the harm we have caused while ... Read on »