In an attempt to contribute to strengthening my chi, I have begun to write a book.

When I was in foster care, there was an importance to do some life story work. Going through the process it helps self identity and learning from reflection. It is now in which I am making effort to write things down.

I think that I had forms of Schizoaffective disorder when young, yet from various interactions and self reflection I was able to exit symptoms and progress in life.

Part of me feels that antipsychotic medication prolongs the time an individual experiences acute phases of mental ill health during times they make effort to stop taking it.

Cognitive activities such as pairing socks which is a mix and match activity, with encouragement helps mental & physical  agility. Folding bed linen with a helper, helps too. Having conversations talking things through aids recovery process.

Some individuals become physically aggressive yet they take this aggression out on objects than people. 

A patient poked me in the eyes when I was on one of the hospital wards. Due to being unwell I did not report it when it happened. There seemed to be no staff conducting the watch on the ward for patient safety. 

My experiences recently have led to realise I need to speak up more about things, to state as much as I can and avoid giving a partial impression of what I go through. Instead of living in my head. Yet this takes some getting used to, particularly when I have been living alone for so long.

I have had to be my own therapist to a certain extent. Prolonged thinking and limited leisure creates an unbalance.

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