schizophrenia

Self Improvement Thursday: What is the difference between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

Self Improvement Thursday: What is the difference between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

This is the question a good friend asked me over coffee today.  Don't ask me how we got on to that topic.  We were initially talking about the weather.  You know how conversations between friends take unpredictable twists and turns?

I gave her the best explanation I could and commented that I had been asked this question quite a few times.  It got me wondering whether you might have wondered this too?  I thought this might be a good place to answer the question again.  So here goes...

Mental Health: Their words

When I was in my early 20s I read a book called Tell Me I'm Here by Australian writer, broadcaster, film maker and social commentator Anne Deveson.  It's the story of her son, Jonathan, and his struggle with schizophrenia.  It is also her story as a mother, watching her son's torment, able to do so little to help.