Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ABILIFY MAINTENA™: A New Injectable Medication Now Available in Cnada

Here is the link to a news article on this new medication.  This new drug is very promising in treating schizophrenia.  There is hope for those whom the present medications don't work.  The trials done on this medication showed that it will be very successful at reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia.

To read the article click on the link below.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1349393/new-once-monthly-treatment-for-schizophrenia-abilify-maintenatm-aripiprazole-for-prolonged-release-injectable-suspension-now-available-in-canada


Schizophrenia Medications

Here is the link to an article on schizophrenia medications.  It discusses the older neuroleptics and the newer atypical antipsychotics.  Medication is the cornerstone of treatment.  In some cases it greatly reduces the positive symptoms.  The new atypical medications also help with the negative symptoms.

To read the article click on the link below.

http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/schizophrenia-medications

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society Fund Raiser

We had a fundraiser on April 26/14.  We had lots of entertainment.  Star Dobson who used to work for CTV gave a talk. A silent auction was held.  The food was awesome.  Everyone had a grand time.

Here are some photos:










 

Walk the World for Schizophrenia

Here are some photos from our annual walk for the Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society, which was held today in Wolfville.  We had wonderful weather for it.  Everything went well today.  We had a good turnout, good food, and draws for door prizes.I think everyone had a real good time.










Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Marijuana:What science has to say

Here is an article about the marijuana war.There are those who believe that marijuana is harmless and there are those who believe it is harmful.  There are those who believe it is linked with psychosis and there are those who don't.  .Some believe it can be an addiction and some believe it is non addictive.  Another war going on is whether marijuana should be legalized or should it be illegal.  In this article the author presents both sides of the war.  It is up to the reader to decide what position they want to take on the issue.

To read the article click on the link below.

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/marijuana-what-science-has-say/


Monday, April 28, 2014

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

This organization supplies grants to scientists to do research on different types of mental illness.  Their website is loaded with research articles on the research.  There us also a good number of personal stories about peoples' experiences with mental illness and their recovery.  It is an excellent site.

To view the site click on the link below.

http://bbrfoundation.org/schizophrenia


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Your Recovery Journey Session

I went to my session called Your Recovery Journey.  We have a book which explains different aspects of recovery which also contains questions that we answer right in the book.  today we were discussing goal setting.  I personally believe that we create our own destiny.  We decide on our destiny, draw up a plan with all our goals to work on to fulfill our destiny.  I shared with the group that because of my OCD I have problems making decisions.  When I do make a decision I work on it for a week then change my mind and decide on a different destiny.  I just go round and round in circles and don't make any progress.  They gave an excellent solution to my problem.  Completely forget long term goals for now.  Just focus on today. When I wake up in the morning just decide what I want to accomplish just for that day.  Don't worry about the long term.  For me it's not difficult to set goals for just one day.  doing it that way I am not committed to work on the same goals for long periods of time.  Every day I can set new goals to work on just for that one day.  For example my goal for today might be to play the guitar but tomorrow it might be to write an article for my blogs, and another day it might be to play computer games and so on.  I am not able to focus on several things in one day.  I can only focus on and do one thing for that day.  I think the reason for this is my OCD. I feel that going about it this way reduce my stress level and give me the opportunity to accomplish something every day and boost my self-esteem.  That way I can accomplish several goals a week.  If you add all that up I will have accomplished a lot things in a year.  That is how I am going to live my life for now.