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sonyasworld

San Francisco, California
My wife has a mental illness. She was hospitalized for close to one month with acute psychosis. Her diagnosis (still not solidified) is major depression with psychotic features. This blindsided us. This blindsided me. My world flipped upside down. “Sonya” refers to the... Full Bio
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Since I’ve Been Gone by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am pretty sure I have undiagnosed adult ADD, meaning that my attention span is somewhat limited. I tend to be moved by something and throw 100% of myself into it, and le ... Read on »
Confessions by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health OK so I have some confessing to do. I get a lot of comments from people saying that “I’m such a good guy for sticking by my wife,” “my love must help her so much,” yad ... Read on »
Where the Road Meets the Sun by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health About two weeks ago I was running on the beach and had a double-take when I ran past this poem scratched into the sand by an anonymous poet. I love this little ... Read on »
Risperdal by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My wife stopped taking Risperdal about a month ago, and I thought it was a good idea to give an assessment of the medicine, since she took it for over 7 months. First ... Read on »
Lost Finale Reaction by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Lost finale was so good and its message was so perfect and fitting that a) I feel like it was made for me almost exclusively, a message catered to my life this year wi ... Read on »
Lost by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I don’t typically like watching TV. I spent most of my life as one of those arrogant types that scorn television as the haven for the intellectual plebians, while us schol ... Read on »
The Hangover by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The guestroom in our house smells like pee. It smells that way because our dog peed there a few days ago. I cleaned it up, but not very well. So it still stinks. There is ... Read on »
UNO by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My wife loves the card game UNO. If you don’t know the game, you’re dumb. Everyone knows UNO. You start with 7 cards, and I like to organize my cards as soon as ... Read on »
The Bridge by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I live in San Francisco. There, I said it. You now know where I live. Step 1 of losing my anonymity. Now you can feel very jealous about the fact that I live in America’s ... Read on »
Happily Ever After by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here’s how I would have succinctly told you my life story if you asked me one year ago: Once upon a time a little boy was born into a loving family who nurtured him as ... Read on »
Once Upon A Time by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health But if you listen to the waves, what do they say? ‘Once upon a time…’ E. H. Gombrich – A Little History of the World The ocean has no memory. Every day, every ... Read on »
Suffering by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There is a man who lives in our neighborhood who had a stroke. I don’t know when he had it, but he did. I see him all the time. I’m not exactly sure where he lives, but it ... Read on »
Jaguar Shark by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Just in case you hadn’t noticed, Kris from Our Journey Through Life Together hosted one of my blog posts at her blog yesterday. I wrote about my own personal Jaguar Shark, ... Read on »
9 months and 2 days ago by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My wife is doing well. I’m doing well. We just had a fantastic weekend together filled with joy and friends. She has one week left of Intensive Outpatient Care, and then s ... Read on »
Family Portrait by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is my family walking on the beach, one of our favorite activities to do together. This picture was taken about two months ago. I’ve been thinking a lot about the anon ... Read on »
This I Believe by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have been drowning in anxiety this last week. The situation with my toxic mother-in-law, which I poured into this blog about a week ago , has just gotten worse. To sum i ... Read on »
Goodnight Moon by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is an amazing moment from an amazing television show, in which Kima from “The Wire” improvises a version of the children’s book Goodnight Moon with her son. ... Read on »
Toxic by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I love getting comments on this blog, or through twitter. It lets me know that people are reading and that they care. I rarely reply to them, but I love getting them. ... Read on »
Coincidence by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Elaine: No, no…but it is quite a coincidence. Rava: Yes, that’s all, a coincidence! Elaine: A big coincidence. Rava: Not a big coincidence. A coincidence! Elaine: ... Read on »
Envy. I mean, Gratitude by sonyasworld Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I came about this close to writing about envy tonight. Because I’m feeling envy. A lot of my friends are doing really cool shit and really inspiring shit in their lives. W ... Read on »