A podcast to spread awareness of schizoaffective disorder, as well as other psychotic conditions, and to help end the stigma.
The importance of avoiding stress
48:02In this episode, I talk about how a low-stress lifestyle is important for managing mental illness, especially any type of psychotic mental illness.
1:00:14In this episode, I discuss my experiences with sensory overload, as well as mentioning a couple of tactics that I use to prevent it from causing severe distress.
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Internalised ableism + managing both mental and physical illness.
43:59In this episode, I discuss internalised ableism, as well as what it's like managing both mental and physical illness.
Meditation and mindfulness?
1:04:28In this episode, I discuss my personal experiences with meditation and mindfulness, explaining what has helped me, and what has caused a negative reaction.
Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice — psychosis representation done right.
1:32:42In this episode, I discuss my love for the video game "Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice", delving into the incredible ways in which the game accurately and realistically represents psychotic mental illness.
Talking about not coping well.
1:08:29In this episode, I talk about not coping too well with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increase in certain psychotic symptoms.
Relationships and psychotic mental illness.
1:16:04In this week's episode, I talk about how difficult it can be managing relationships when you have a psychotic mental illness, like schizoaffective disorder. I talk about issues such as mistrust, paranoia, and delusions, but hopefully also emphasise that it's very possible to have good relationships despite this.
The problem with using terms like "psychotic" as an insult.
1:02:49In this episode, I talk about how harmful it is to use medical terms like "psychotic" and "delusional", as insults, and just how this contributes to the stigma those of us with psychotic mental illness face. I also talk a little bit about media representation of psychotic mental illness, and will be discussing that in more depth at a later date.