Stress and Schizophrenia: How Do You Deal? - Kristin Bell's Video Blog

December 11, 2007

Stress and Schizophrenia: How Do You Deal?

Hi Everyone! It is me, Kristin, again!

Since some of us are people living with schizophrenia, I wanted to talk about different ways of dealing with stress in day to day life. In these first two videos I talk about the stress of "normal" living as opposed to how we live when we are fully psychotic. In the first video I discuss basic living issues that we need to keep in mind: eating, taking meds, sleeping, bathing, not doing drugs or alcohol, the kind of stuff every doctor will remind you about.

In the second video, I talk about some things that I like to do to keep my stress-free bank account high, so when something takes a hit on my happy bank account, the effects will not be to terrible or long-lasting.

Also, please feel free to share in the comments what kinds of things you like to do to help you deal with stress in your day to day life! I feel it is important for those of us living with schizophrenia to be tuned into how stress shapes our lives, because if we undergo too much stress we can often find ourselves in a bad position with more symptoms.

Please check out these links with more info. on coping with schizophrenia:

Mental and Physical Exercise Helps in Schizophrenia

Playing Soccer To Alleviate Symptoms

Intimacy: An Important Aspect of Recovery

Written By Kristin Bell

December 11, 2007

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