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Saving Our Marriage With Schizoaffective Disorder

I have schizoaffective disorder which is a combination of paranoia schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with it in 2001 but lived with it for many years. My stepdaughter, Becky, has been couching with us for a month in our small 2 bedroom hut. Three adults in a two bedroom hut. What a challenge! She is starting life … Continue reading


The picture, is taken several years ago, but significant. It was taken of me when Oregon’s Governor John Kitzhaber was being sworn in. While I was at the State Capitol Building for NAMI’s Mental Health Lobby Day in Salem today, news was circulating about Governor Kitzhaber’s resignation. I’ve yet to hear the results. I and a few … Continue reading

ABOUT Being Bullied

Cheerleader Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Disorder When I was a cheerleader, I felt I had something to prove to the universe. I believed that I had the magic to make my life change. Our team’s name was the “Generals” named after General John C. Fremont. I made up cheerleading yells to “The Crazy General” for instance, … Continue reading