The Charlois Life

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Yesterday I saw my therapist for our monthly consult.  Why is this relevant you may ask?  Because I want to make a point.  I have a severe mental illness; schizoaffective disorder.  Basically, that is the psychosis of schizophrenia mixed with the mood fluctuations of bi-polar.  Most of my life I have struggled.  In and out of hospitals, trouble keeping jobs, and difficulty with relationships.

But there have been times when I thrived.  Whenever I was managing my symptoms, things went well.  It seemed as if I were normal.  Actually, having a mental illness is normal, to a certain degree.  Statistics show that 1 in 4 people will have a mental health crisis at some point.

The point I want to make is, no matter your condition, you can still thrive and attain your potential.  It just takes work.  For me it has been finding the right care.  For others it could mean finding a life coach or mentor.  We all could use a hand in navigating our lives.

There are times when life throws us curve balls, and having someone walking with us can help in how we handle those times.  Having someone else seeing what is happening can be of great benefit.

Don’t scoff at the idea; find an appropriate resource person and be your best self.

Words from one with experience.

Robert A. Charlois III

1 thought on “The Charlois Life”

  1. So glad you shared this! It is vital for people to seek resources and not to be ashamed. Keep speaking life my friend.
    John 3:30

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