Monday, December 25, 2017

My Recovery

I haven't been working on my blog for a real long time.  It's because of my OCD.  My schizophrenia is under real good control.  My symptoms of my OCD have been taking control of my life completely.  I have started treatment for it at Mental Health services.  I am receiving CBT to help me take charge of my life and get my symptoms under control.  I am seeing a Psychologist who is doing my CBT.

I am determined to use real  hard work to practice what I'm taught in my sessions and get my OCD under control.  Once this happens I am hoping to get back to business and start writing again for my blogs and create new blogs on various subjects.  

I have many interests concerning what to research, study, and write about.  Not just mental illness, addiction, and alcoholism.

These things are my new years resolutions.  I will use sheer determination, motivation, and hard work to succeed.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

And Light At Last: Recovery From Depression

By Louise from her own experience with depression
Written for Internet Mental Health
March 1998

The road to recovery from depression is long and, sadly, backwardly turning. The most effective treatment of this disease is the use of antidepressants. Some mysterious cause has brought about a chemical imbalance in the brain. This imbalance must be righted before one can feel well again. The use of antidepressants is not easy. They are not pills that simply cure a problem in a few days or weeks such as antibiotics. They are not pills that have virtually no side-effects like pills for high blood pressure. Antidepressants take time to take effect. In the early stages of their use they have various unpleasant side-effects. 

To view the rest of this article click on the link below.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Kings County Chapter of the SSNS Meeting Announcement

We will be meeting on Wednesday the 27th of May at 7.00 pm. for the Annual General Meeting when we approve budgets and elect directors.

This session at room 119 at the Millett Community Complex in New Minas will also include the presentation on Peer Support by Candy O’Brien, Joseph MacGillivary and Roger Cann. That presentation had been scheduled for March but storm stayed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Smoking and Schizophrenia

Thanks to research advances, scientists are learning how and why smoking and schizophrenia are so tightly linked. Nicotine — in cigarettes and other forms — appears to help normalize some of the cognitive and sensory deficits that people with this disorder experience. Scientists have looked inside the brain to uncover regions involved in deficits of schizophrenia and to learn how and where nicotine works to combat them. Now, enhanced knowledge is helping scientists develop drugs to treat this debilitating disorder.

To view the rest of this article click on the link below

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Frequent marijuana use associated with long-term memory loss

Past research has shown that daily marijuana use can cause problems with short-term memory loss and even make changes in the brain.  New research is showing that daily smoking can cause long-term memory deficits.

To read a good article on this subject click on the link below.

Kings County Chapter SSNS Meeting Announcement

A discussion about Peer Support in our Valley.
Presenters, Candy O’Brien (CMHA –Kings, Project H.O.P.E) and Joseph MacGillivray (Evangeline Club) will talk about what it means to BE and HAVE Peer Support and Dr. Roger Cann will discuss “Your Recovery Journey” a course sponsored by the Schizophrenia Society.
The meeting will be held on March 18, 7:00 pm. at the
Louis Millet Community Complex
9489 Commercial St
New Minas

Everyone Welcome

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nova Scotia: Together We Can Strategy

The Nova Scotia government has developed a new strategy called, Together We Can.  The purpose of this plan is to improve the mental health and addiction services in Nova Scotia. We definitely need a lot of improvements.  The government has already started implementing this plan.

To view the official document describing this plan click on the link below.

To view the 1 year update on the plan click on the link below.