Understanding Self-Destruction

“For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death.”   Proverbs 8:35-36 “There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.”  Dorothea Brande  * “When the beginnings of self-destruction enter theContinue reading “Understanding Self-Destruction”

Hearing Voices

  I guess I’m in a wandering/wondering frame of mind.  I’ve been hearing voices off and on.  They are clear, distinct and I suppose  rather commanding.  Previously I’ve dealt with ‘tinnitus’, but this is definitely different.  The voices are not incredibly sophisticated–its usually just one or two words.  Quite simple actually. Perhaps the full reason ofContinue reading “Hearing Voices”

Schizophrenia Understood

Understanding the World of the Schizophrenic Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. About 1 percent of Americans have this illness. People with the disorder may hear voices other people don’t hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting toContinue reading “Schizophrenia Understood”

Getting Both Barrels

Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Dual diagnosis services are treatments for people who suffer from co-occurring disorders — mental illness and substance abuse. Research has strongly indicated that to recover fully, a consumer with co-occurring disorder needs treatment for both problems — focusing on one does not ensure the other will go away.Continue reading “Getting Both Barrels”