An introduction to Emil Kraepelin's classic book, "Dementia Praecox and Paraphrenia"  with a reading from his chapter: Hallucinations.
In the middle of the night, Jonathan takes you on a quest to deal with fear and lack of sleep, along with the effects that sleep deprivation and thus brain chemistry have when going through a hard time. Hope, faith, resiliency, and courage are still some of the keys to maintain stability even when the chaos of both schizophrenia and external stress get in the way, for a more extended period of time. Be well, friends. The hard times will pass if there are any in your quest. Just have to do your best!
Back once again on The Real Me with Jonathan Harnisch Podcast on iTunes, your host invites you on his audio-diary journey having recorded last night's depression/psychosis episode with this morning's manic episode. Tourette's symptoms abound, especially Jonathan's tic of repeating the word "dude" which is better than saying something inappropriate Talk about playfully dubbing himself "The King of Mental Illness!" Updates are available if you would be so kind to like The Real Me with Jonathan Harnisch page on Facebook, or follow JH on Twitter @jwharnisch. Further, reverbnation.com/jwharnisch has some incredible music evoking the full gamut of styles and spectrum. Free music and other audio and info app are available on Android/iPhone, while jharnisch.com is where everything blends together. Enjoy this one guys, and excuse the "dude." After all, it's the Real Him, the Real You... The Real Me—Schizophrenic for sure, and sure as heck handling a handful of cards with resiliency and dedication. "Let's forget the stigma and just be friends!
Relaxing outdoors underneath a rain and thunderstorm in New Mexico, Jonathan discusses several topics and shares some new tools he's been using to maintain recovery from schizoaffective disorder. The idea of schizophrenia or any such tragedy being a result of the universe "teaching lessons," as in, does everything in life "happen for a reason?" is brought to the surface in this episode. The idea that we, as unique individuals might be the ones who give "meaning" to things in general. Mental illness can be quite a roller coaster ride, but keeping hope and faith alive is key to recovery and peace of mind, however people define what it is for them that they want out of life in general.