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I am Schizophrenic. Understanding Mental Illness in the Wake of the Newtown, CT Tragedy

I am schizophrenic. Or rather, I have schizophrenia.

I’ve been told many times by mental health professionals and peers in my situation over my years of recovery that I should not identify myself as the illness. I see their point.

I am still a human being; I still contribute to society and I still have thoughts, feelings and emotions just like any other person. Although sometimes those thoughts, feelings and emotions are a bit more intense than what the average joe would experience. 

Being that I am still a human being, I deserve to be treated like one.

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Mike Hedrick is an author, photographer and graphic/web designer in Boulder, CO. His written work includes the novel ‘Connections’ and the short story collection ‘Delusionalism: The Collected Ramblings of a Schizophrenic’ as well as work in various magazines and journals. 

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A Diversified Future.
Thanks to everyone who responded to my forum posted earlier this week. I really appreciate the support and feedback you gave me. The general consensus I gathered was that readers were open to the idea but would prefer seeing my perspective forming the bulk of this blog. I just want to reassure everyone that this blog will still remain largely populated by me and that guest posts will exist as a way to share new perspectives and bring in interesting stories.
With that said, I will work on creating a guideline for guest content. If you know of any medical students or doctors who may want to write a feature, I would love to hear what they have to share. For now, guest posting is off the shelf and on the drawing board. More information on guest posting will be released in the future as the concept is fleshed out. 
Thank you all again for your support and your interest.

A Diversified Future.

Thanks to everyone who responded to my forum posted earlier this week. I really appreciate the support and feedback you gave me. The general consensus I gathered was that readers were open to the idea but would prefer seeing my perspective forming the bulk of this blog. I just want to reassure everyone that this blog will still remain largely populated by me and that guest posts will exist as a way to share new perspectives and bring in interesting stories.

With that said, I will work on creating a guideline for guest content. If you know of any medical students or doctors who may want to write a feature, I would love to hear what they have to share. For now, guest posting is off the shelf and on the drawing board. More information on guest posting will be released in the future as the concept is fleshed out. 

Thank you all again for your support and your interest.