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ABOUT Brazil

Travels to Brazil with Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder   My cousin, Tony, has returned from his trip to Joao Pessoa and other cities in Brazil. Our mom’s were born in Brazil and came to the states in their twenties. He had a warm time connecting with our cousins. I remember when I took a trip to … Continue reading


Oil Painting Schizoaffective and Bipolar Disorder   I received a gift- a beautiful ‘Flowers and Blooms’ painting book from my sweet dear friend, Susan Williams Hammer. I painted the ‘Red Rose.’ Over Christmas time, I found a painting of a ‘red rose’ catching my eye. I carefully tore the picture of the flower from the … Continue reading

KEYNOTE Speaking

Tools Keynote Speaker Schizoaffective   Tuesday, I became a headline keynote speaker at the NAMI Lane County holiday dinner and had the wonderful opportunity to speak to an audience that was uplifting, motivational, and positive. It was so nice to meet such great and genuine people. I am the author of Sherry Goes Sane, and a … Continue reading

ARTWORK Schizoffective

Painting Suicidal Effects with Schizoaffective and Bipolar Disorder   Reader Question 4: Have you ever been suicidal? How did Robin Williams and his suicide affect you? Suicide can, not only, involve the person who commits suicide, but the victims he takes with him. For instance, the shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s cafeteria resulted in the … Continue reading

SHERRY GOES SANE Schizoaffective

Paranoia and Schizoaffective Disorder   Answer to Reader Question from Allison- “How did you first become paranoid?” I can best describe how I became paranoid by saying I had a traumatic childhood. Because of the abuse I took from my step father, my mental system of dealing with pressure began to erode. I became an … Continue reading


Schizoaffective and Bipolar Disorder oil painting   Recent oil portrait I have done named “Old Master.” 20×24

HOME Sherrys Events

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

ABOUT Camping

Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Camping with Children   Went camping at Rockaway last weekend with my husband, Joe, our friend, Todd, and youth America- our adopted grand girls- 3 and 5. Utilizing my teaching techniques. The first day we set up tent. Weather- sunny, warm, permitting.  I made a hopscotch out of yellow notebook paper with an illustration of rainbows, … Continue reading

ABOUT Healing

Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Healing   Healing from my torn meniscus surgery at the Karaoke bar. I’m healing from my operation well. It takes about 6 weeks. This is a photo of me at Karaoke night with my famous singer Julie and her friends. I’m keeping my hopes high, and I’m focusing on what … Continue reading


Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Disorder Mental Illness in General Stigma   Steps to healing. Several years ago, I made a diagram of the total me: what my views were towards life and how I fit into this gigantic world revolving around me. It’s rewarding to see how far I have traveled and how far I still … Continue reading