This psychosis theory is congruent with the experiences I have had with my son, Darrell the past two years. 

Psychosis Theory – Considering Medical and Spiritual Perspectives

I would like to share my psychosis theory but first I will present a foundation of information ...
The main thing is to stay calm, review the psychosis strategies, and watch for subtle prompts your mentally ill loved one might be trying to communicate to you, and act accordingly.

Psychosis Strategies – Includes Physical Psychosis Changes

The medical profession defines psychosis as leaving reality or an altered reality where one can ...
The class instructors from the NAMI class I am attending walked our class through NAMI Problem Solving Strategies: P.O.W. (NAMI Family to Family 5.18) to problem-solve the severe social anxiety Darrell is experiencing.

NAMI Problem Solving Strategies | P.O.W. – Family to Family

In a previous blog, I shared about the severe social anxiety my son, Darrell, is experiencing.  ...

Living with Someone with Social Anxiety Disorder

In my NAMI class a week ago, each student was asked to identify the most pressing and serious ...
Will God forgive me for repeating the same sin? I believe God forgives us as many times as we keep trying to do better.  In the book of Matthew, the Lord asks us to always forgive our brother. 

Will God Forgive Me for Repeating the Same Sin – With Bible References

Will God forgive me for repeating the same sin? I believe God forgives us as many times as we ...
I went for a walk this morning.  It was beautiful and I felt thankful and grateful as I uttered a thank you prayer to God.  I talk to God the way I normally speak to a dear friend.  My prayers are not flowery or poetic.  My focus when I pray is to be genuine.

Thank You Prayer | Thankful and Grateful

I went for a walk this morning.  It was beautiful and I felt thankful and grateful as I uttered a ...
It is known approximately 90% of these children and youth that died of suicide have a mental illness. Despite these numbers, in 2018, the United States will fund NCI 5.665 billion for cancer research versus funding NIMH $1,244.901 million, a decrease of $300.546 million from 2017 for prevention of mental disorders.

Prevention of Mental Disorders – Includes US statistics

In my last NAMI class, I learned about some mental health preventions a parent can implement I ...
I speak to God like a best friend using the language I would normally use as I speak to an earthly friend that I love. God wants me to be "me" including speaking to Him in a natural and comfortable way. God only cares about what is in my heart so I strive to say my daily prayer for my children speaking what is in my heart. 

Daily Prayer for My Children

I speak to God like a best friend using the language I would normally use as I speak to an ...
My inner-self tells me to continue to pray in faith for my son. I have sensed there are missing words I have not thought of to use in my miracle healing prayer. I feel I lack knowledge. I began to pray asking God what words would heal my son.

Miracle Healing Prayer | Meditation Words for the Heart

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was not comfortable with the idea that there was no ...
Difference Between Psychosis and Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that can cause psychosis,  but schizophrenia is not the only cause of psychosis.  In some cases, other mental illnesses cause psychosis, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, etc.

Difference Between Psychosis and Schizophrenia

When I tell people my son has experienced psychosis, some thought it meant he has ...
True Story, No Letting Go, This movie helps us understand we are not alone despite the loneliness we have endured due to mental illness.

True Story, No Letting Go | Mental Illness Support

Based on a true story, the movie, No Letting Go, does a great job offering support to caregivers ...

Create More Kitchen Storage Space

This is off the subject, but I was impressed with my friend, Susie’s unique ideas to create ...
Mothers and families of those with mental health challenges are often discouraged and at a loss for what to do.  I want to share a few things I have learned caring for my son, Darrell.  I titled my list, "A Mother's Coping Tips Living with Mentally Ill Son".

Coping Tips Living with Mentally ILL – From a Mother

The most unpredictable situations I have encountered is living with a loved one who has mental ...
Mental Health Support Overlooked I started to attend a no-cost support class this past week sponsored by NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, called "Family to Family" at my local library.   This class is very needed as families who have loved ones dealing with various mental challenges including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, etc., desperately need genuine support.

Mental Health Support Overlooked – NAMI Support, Family to Family

I attended a no-cost support class sponsored by NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness,& ...
Opposition is necessary to understand and to appreciate good. This scripture reinforces an education of darkness leads to rewards of light. I believe God's power of light is used to eliminate "the difficult to endure" adjectives (emotions) in our bodies, minds, and spirits leaving us with increased light

Education of Darkness Leads to Rewards of Light

Opposition is part of the journey to understand and appreciate good.  I believe education of ...