May 24th is a day that I’ve always gotten confused with May 28th in my mind. I think it’s because my Dad’s birthday would have been on the 28th (he would have been 59 this year) but it’s around the May 2-4 weekend. Who knows – I’ll chalk it up to the fact that I am in desperate need of a vacation. It is also World Schizophrenia and Psychosis Day and it marks the 40th Anniversary of The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO).Continue reading “A Reason To Hope”
An Important Day To Remember
I remember years ago sitting down to do one of those DNA kits. After spitting into a tube and rubbing the inside of my cheek with a cotton swap I sat down to fill out the questionnaire. One of the questions struck me as strange because it asked me if I wanted to know if I was genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s and other mental conditions. Being that I already knew that Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s ran on my mother’s side, I gave it some thought and decided to say yes.
Weeks later when the results came in, I found out the results and though it was difficult to read, I did in fact possess the gene that could lead to both. Now it should be noted that this does not mean I will suffer from either, but it gave me a lot to think about. So when I found out that #GivingTuesday 2018 allows me the opportunity to support The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, I know it was something I should share with you all. Continue reading “An Important Day To Remember”