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Thank you for coming to visit our Willamette Writer booth at the Northwest Book Festival in Portland this Saturday This is me signing my Sherry Goes Sane books. I was interviewed for a blog by someone from a computer network. Willamette Writers is a writer’s organization that consists of thoughtful people who know their craft. … Continue reading


Dealing with the side effects of medication. I keep a diary when on a new medication. If I am jittery, I chart it (date and time). If I am sleepy, reclusive, slobbering, or talking too slow or fast, I write it down. I have a plan called Sherry’s Master Plan, and with symbols and charts … Continue reading

AK Learning Documentary- Schizoaffective Disorder

AK Learning Documentary- Schizoaffective Disorder with Sherry Joiner and Psychiatrist Dr. Ward T. Smith, produced by Professor Art Kohn for Cengage, a college textbook publisher. Seen by more than 100,000 university students.   Click here: the link to your video

Comment from Jessica Pham MS OT Candidate

Dear Sherry, Megan and I can’t thank you enough for your time. The entire class was so inspired by your incredible story. We told them all about your book too and many were interested in reading it. Your story is truly amazing and it’s just so wonderful to hear how you’ve been able to adapt and cope … Continue reading

Standing at the Roads of Progress

I’m so thrilled to announce that I will be a guest on KBOO Community Radio- 90.7 FM. based in Portland, Oregon. My interview will take place on July 27th, 2015, at 11 AM. KBOO broadcasts on air 24 hours a day to listeners in Vancouver, Washington, Corvallis, Hood River, and outlying areas as well as Portland, … Continue reading

The Future is a Fascinating Journey

I had the wonderful privilege of being interviewed at the Oregon State Hospital Museum by Dr. Mickey Stellavato on September 25th. She took this picture of me while I was there. So much had changed since I committed myself in the asylum in 1971. In search of finding true happiness while I was at the … Continue reading

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Schizoaffective experiences recorded Oregon State Hospital Doctor Mickey Stellavato I’m going to the Oregon State Hospital Museum. “Maybe I’m Crazy (lyrics from “Crazy,” by Gnarls Barkley) and “All She Wants To Do Is Dance,” by Don Henley, are playing on the radio. That means they know I am coming since I was out of my … Continue reading

Interview- ‘The Stigma of Mental Illness Radio’

On October 2, 2014, I have the honor of being interviewed on ‘The Stigma of Mental Illness Radio’ by Chrissie Hodges. It will happen at 2pm. Pacific time on Chrissie is the award winning Public Speaker who specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please listen in and enjoy the program.

Interview at OSH Museum

I have the special opportunity to be interviewed by Dr. Mickey Stellavato for a story about my experiences at the Oregon State Hospital, on Sept. 25th. The interview will be held at the Oregon State Hospital Museum at 2 pm. Here is an excerpt about Salem from my book Sherry Goes Sane: Salem! I’m in Salem. … Continue reading


I was sitting with Julie Fast, author of Mental Health books and Get It Done When You’re depressed. She told me about her post and how she was managing her hypomania during the world cup. She said, “Sherry. When was the last time you were manic?” I said, “Saturday. I was so high on life I couldn’t stop laughing.” … Continue reading