Medication Monday: Vraylar

It is Monday once again, which means it is time for another installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers readers a brief, informative introduction to various mental health medications. This series is not meant as a substitute for medical advice, however. Finding the right mental health medication should be done by a medical professional, […]

Medication Monday: Lithium

Hope everyone is just as excited by the prospect of a short week as I am! I am kicking off this shortened week as I always do, with the latest installment of our weekly series, Medication Monday. Today we are talking about lithium. Lithium is a naturally occurring element found in trace amounts in almost […]

Medication Monday: Thorazine 

The extra hour this weekend didn’t prevent Monday from coming, which means it is time once again for Medication Monday. This week, we are talking about Thorazine (Chlorpromazine). Thorazine is an anti-psychotic that is used to treat a variety of mood and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, psychosis, the manic phase of bipolar disorder, and behavioral […]

The Dark Tales of Schizophrenia

I focus this blog mostly on my experience, which means mostly focusing on depression and anxiety. Yet since this is International Schizophrenia Awareness Day, it seems right to talk about schizophrenia. Schizophrenia, like so many illnesses, struggles with funding issues. And like so many mental illnesses, schizophrenia struggles with overcoming stigma. People often seem to […]