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Schizophrenia – “The paranoid chronicles”

“Sometimes I think people take reality for granted.” – Francesca Zappia

Jeremy was running down the street as fast as he could. There seemed to be too many people walking on the side walk today, and he had to keep weaving through them to avoid knocking them over. He turned back for a quick second to see if they were still chasing him, and it appeared that he had outrun them. He knew it was only a matter of time before they caught up so he crossed the road as fast as he could. “BEEP!” came the sound of a horn of a car that almost hit him, but swerved to the other lane missing Jeremy by only an inch. Jeremy got startled but didn’t stop running, this time he wasn’t about to let them catch him.

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Bipolar Disorder – “The rollercoaster chronicles”

“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.” ~ Ehssan

Casey, a 28-year-old single mom, has been tossing and turning all night with a million ideas running through her head. She finally decides to wake up and make some breakfast, despite the clock reading that it is only 4am. She feels very energetic today and before long, she’s singing and dancing in the kitchen, music blaring from the stereo, and food spread all over the kitchen counter. Continue reading “Bipolar Disorder – “The rollercoaster chronicles””

AUTISM – “The communication Chronicles”

“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” – Dr. Ivar Lovaas.

Carol is a 35-year-old mother of two. Ben is 4 and Julia is 6. It’s a beautiful day so Carol decides to take the kids out to the mall for a fun day. She packs their bags with extra clothes, toys and snacks, because Ben is very picky with his food. The drive there is pretty smooth because the kids are glued to the movie Carol put on in their dvd drive in the back seat of the car. That’s usually the only way to keep Ben calm. However, her luck was about to change. Continue reading “AUTISM – “The communication Chronicles””

Anxiety – “The worry chronicles”

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon

James is a 22-year-old college senior at Brick University in Rhode Island. He is currently preparing for graduation, and is also busy searching for a job in the field of Economics. He enjoyed the first three years of school, learning a lot in class, going to parties and meeting new people; but this last year has not been any fun. James finds himself constantly worrying about passing his classes, potential job interviews, his girlfriend moving back to California, his parents being disappointed in him if he fails or cannot find a job, and much more. He has become very irritable, to the point that his roommates do not talk to him anymore. continue reading

Depression – “The blues chronicles”

“There’s always a rainbow, after the storm”

Katy, a single woman in her 40s, is an Art Teacher at Peachtree Elementary. She’s always had a creative streak since she was little, and decided to follow it up into adulthood. She loves working with kids, and seeing how their small creative minds work. keep on reading