Bouncing back is within your control

Bouncing back from a mental collapse is possible; I am living proof that it is possible. I don’t mean to blow my own horn, I just want you to know that it can be done. I never would have imagined myself writing a blog for Healthy Minds Canada; especially in the depths of the valley … Continued

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Mental Vagabond is a 24 year old who suffered from psychosis and delusional disorder. He is currently receiving mental health treatment and is on the road to a full recovery. He hopes to share his experiences to help those who may be going through similar problems to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope. Follow his story on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


The Laughing Experts

I have to admit, I experienced a bit of writer’s block when thinking of a topic to write about for this blog post. It was suggested to me that I write about a time when I experienced an interaction, small conversation, or small action that has helped me with my recovery. So after careful reflection, … Continued

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Mental Vagabond is a 24 year old who suffered from psychosis and delusional disorder. He is currently receiving mental health treatment and is on the road to a full recovery. He hopes to share his experiences to help those who may be going through similar problems to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope. Follow his story on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


Read Labels Carefully

The labels: psycho, crazy, insane, unpredictable, imbalanced, mentally ill; I think it’s the labels that do the most damage. It’s the labels that prevent people from seeking help, it’s the labels that hold people back from truly recovering, it’s the labels that fuel the stigma, it’s the labels that everyone passionate about mental health are … Continued

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Mental Vagabond is a 24 year old who suffered from psychosis and delusional disorder. He is currently receiving mental health treatment and is on the road to a full recovery. He hopes to share his experiences to help those who may be going through similar problems to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope. Follow his story on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


Healthy Balance, Healthy Mind

About a month back I described my psychotic break down and its gradual impact on my life in a previous post. What I forgot to mention was that this occurred while I was away at school, and I think it’s important to discuss how these experiences related to my life as a student. I often … Continued

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Mental Vagabond is a 24 year old who suffered from psychosis and delusional disorder. He is currently receiving mental health treatment and is on the road to a full recovery. He hopes to share his experiences to help those who may be going through similar problems to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope. Follow his story on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


Antipsychotic medication: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The following blog post is simply a presentation of my experiences with taking anti-psychotic medications and is not intended to be gospel as to how all medications work or be a replacement for the sound advice of a practicing physician. When dealing with psychosis, the side effects of taking medications can be worse than the … Continued

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Mental Vagabond is a 24 year old who suffered from psychosis and delusional disorder. He is currently receiving mental health treatment and is on the road to a full recovery. He hopes to share his experiences to help those who may be going through similar problems to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope. Follow his story on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


A Waking Nightmare

They say experiencing psychosis is like being in a waking dream; where one cannot discern the world around them from an altered reality created by a disordered mind. I’d use the word nightmare to describe mine. You see when you think your insides are being eaten out by parasites which are spreading to every organ … Continued

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Mental Vagabond is a 24 year old who suffered from psychosis and delusional disorder. He is currently receiving mental health treatment and is on the road to a full recovery. He hopes to share his experiences to help those who may be going through similar problems to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope. Follow his story on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


Psychosis: “Craziness is for the weak.”

Four years ago I wouldn’t even entertain the notion of mental illness, let alone allow myself to admit to suffering from it. “Craziness is for the weak,” I thought. I felt so far removed from the idea that the mere thought of it made me uncomfortable. “It’s an excuse,” I thought. “A crutch used by … Continued

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Mental Vagabond is a 24 year old who suffered from psychosis and delusional disorder. He is currently receiving mental health treatment and is on the road to a full recovery. He hopes to share his experiences to help those who may be going through similar problems to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope. Follow his story on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.