Tag Archives: mental health

Living with mental illness, part 4: Coping with a schizoaffective disorder

So, I had a psychotic breakdown in November 2012. The voices in my head took control over me and demanded that I had to leave my flat because there was a demon in it and I wasn’t safe there any … Continue reading

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Reblog: Odin’s Greatest Enemy, Depression in a Heathen Context

The Heathen community doesn’t deal well with mental illness or depression. There. I said it. I’ve written before about how our community puts such a powerful emphasis on the value of self-reliance (not to mention a certain amount of machismo) that … Continue reading

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Living with mental illness, part 3: Having a psychotic breakdown

So, I had a psychotic breakdown in November 2012. This requires some background first.

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Living with mental illness, part 2: bipolar 2 disorder, 30s and 40s

I forgot to mention in my previous post that I actually went to two therapists in my late 20s. They weren’t much help, so I guess I just forgot about them. I can’t remember if they were psychologists or psychiatrists, … Continue reading

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Living with mental illness, part one: bipolar 2 disorder, teens and 20s

I have a mental illness, but I am not a spirit worker. I doubt I will ever be one. Before the big break with the spirit world in May 2012, I had contact with Loki, Fenrir, Freyr and two house … Continue reading

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Spirit Work & Mental Illness

Originally posted on The Twisted Rope:
Alternate title: Quit romanticizing my illness. Alternate title #2: Quit demonizing my treatment. Every so often I will see little flare-ups in the pagan community that center on two fairly unrelated topics: spirit work…

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