Jonathan Harnisch Podcast

19
Dec

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECCENTRIC MAN

Whoa! One of my many mental health conditions may require a more accurate diagnosis after creating and viewing this long, but fascinating study of the possibility of schizotypal personality disorder currently diagnosed as “not otherwise specified.” This documentary may hold specified content from my real-deal private life. I feel accomplished this morning after a load on my back was removed finally finishing this film and with the publication of my latest novel on Christmas 2014. Jonathan Harnisch (who writes this) is an acclaimed author and all-around artist with many artistic and technological achievements under his belt. He is not (as of 11 December 2014 - the day this video was shot) diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder, though it definitely sounds accurate to Jonathan (to me, and seemingly to my wife as well) but he is (I am) currently diagnosed with schizophrenia, more precisely schizoaffective disorder, a personality disorder NOS (not otherwise specified) and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) with a “side dish” (my own humor mentioned in the film) of Tourette’s syndrome. Schizotypal personality disorder is in a league of its own, a mental health condition in which a person has trouble with relationships and disturbances in thought patterns, appearance, and behavior, eccentricities in everyday behavior, a rather mixed blend of mental illnesses, similar to many other conditions, and with an emphasis on shared traits with histrionic personality disorder. Spend a day with Jonathan if you can handle it! This video is made to be educational, first, and for entertainment otherwise. It was indeed therapeutic for me to make and watch and perhaps I may be able to shed some further light in terms of helping to fix the troubled mental health system as an open advocate for severe and rare mental, and physical conditions and disabilities. I appreciate your support. Feel free to write me via Twitter @jwharnisch. Thank you again.

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17
Dec

CHANCE ENCOUNTER: SEXUAL DEVIANCE IN SEX, DRUGS, AND SCHIZOPHRENIA BY JONATHAN HARNISCH

The collected writings of Jonathan Harnisch mark a magnificent contribution to the public understanding of mental illness through a masterpiece of transgressive fiction with a heart. The general reader is finally able to see mainstream literary author Jonathan Harnisch at his best. Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia contain the works of 2014, Jonathan Harnisch: An Ali Biography and Second Alibi: The Banality of Life, in one complete streaming narrative. The monumental scale of Harnisch’s achievement through adversity flourishes and can now be appreciated in this diverse, invaluable, and thought-provoking collection of fragmented fiction, which will make your brain spin as Harnisch's sense of the inner machinations within the human experience spring into life through the written word. It forces one to question reality and step into another world wanting the protagonist and his alter ego to get it together and be okay. The author reveals himself through a series of alibis in the day-to-day meetings of multiple personalities, a corner of psychiatry that is hardly understood, and shedding light on the experiences of schizophrenia in a language that the non-sufferer can understand, albeit from the author who suffers himself. Not for the faint of heart, this fictionalized account of a disparate mind triumphs.

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17
Dec

JONATHAN HARNISCH: EMPTYING HIS POCKETS - INSTRUMENTAL-SD (480p)

Georgie is driven by Ben to an orgy held in a palatial mansion where Georgie completely indulges his foot fetish with a woman who resembles Claudia but has a mouth scar that makes her grimace rather than smile. He then crawls around on salt grains—the pain feels great. Ben asks why he hurt himself. Georgie tells Ben about the nanny that abused him, to explain his craziness. Georgie tells Ben he is seeing Claudia. Georgie returns to his house, but there is no message from Claudia and her house is empty. He stares at her house for days. He runs into Margaret again, who suggests they get together. He decides he will pretend he’s not home if she shows up.

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17
Dec

TO THE READER LOOKING BACK - JONATHAN HARNISCH: EMPTYING HIS POCKETS [LOVER IN THE NOBODY]

From The Novel: Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, Second Alibi: The Banality of Life, and Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia [Lover in the Nobody]

Chapter 5. Emptying His Pockets

Georgie is driven by Ben to an orgy held in a palatial mansion where Georgie completely indulges his foot fetish with a woman who resembles Claudia but has a mouth scar that makes her grimace rather than smile. He then crawls around on salt grains—the pain feels great. Ben asks why he hurt himself. Georgie tells Ben about the nanny that abused him, to explain his craziness. Georgie tells Ben he is seeing Claudia. Georgie returns to his house, but there is no message from Claudia and her house is empty. He stares at her house for days. He runs into Margaret again, who suggests they get together. He decides he will pretend he’s not home if she shows up.

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4
Dec

2. BRIEF INTERMISSION AND CHANCE ENCOUNTER PART 1 AND 2 SD (480p)

A Chance Encounter: Reality?

Ben encounters Heidi in a convenience store parking lot. She is in town for a psychiatry convention and decided to get her nails done. He gives her a pedicure in her hotel room. They meet and walk in the neighborhoods and along the beach. Heidi encourages him to write. She skips her conference class and has a bath instead. Ben joins her and gives a foot massage. Ben finds his writing block has gone.

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4
Dec

1. THE HEALING POWER OF CREATIVITY THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION SD (480p)

THE HEALING POWER OF CREATIVITY THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION

Notes:

Complimentary

Outlet

In touch w/ feeling and inner thoughts

Ind/couples/family/group

Express myself

Drawing/painting/sculpting/drama/dance/music … movies/writing

Self-discovery

Find out who I am

Evaluate and w/ therapist

w/o judgment (artists – very judgmental of work)

Breaks the depressive thoughts

Let go

Trust in self . . . therapist and healing process itself…

Not just for artists . . .

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