Hello and welcome to Rad Recovery. My name is Katherine. Here you will find the details of my mental health, my schooling, my relationships, and my life. In the words of Blind Melon, all I can say is that my life is pretty plain.

I have schizoaffective disorder, and I am in recovery from an eating disorder. I’m not shy about sharing it. It’s not because I’m on a mission to singlehandedly eliminate all mental health stigma there ever was, but because I have a lot of friends and family who read my blog, and I think it’s important for them to know about these things. If a few people start seeing the mentally ill (especially those with psychosis) as a little less scary and a lot more human, then I’ve done my part.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Your message is very inspiring and beautifully written. By sharing yourself so eloquently and genuinely you will comfort all wh read your blog, Katherine. Thank you for your bravery and your industry in creating your blog. Judi


  2. Katherine, I really enjoy reading your blog. Your gifted prose, coupled with your heartfelt, personal experience is enlightening. Your soulful, thoughtful posts give the gift of voice to those who share with you the struggle of copying with certain mental health disorders but who lack your ability to put into words for themselves what it is they may be feeling or what it is they may need. Your willingness to expose your innerself to the world and to allow yourself to be vulnerable provides a comfort not only to your loved ones, I am sure, but to the loved ones of those similarly situated. By providing such meaningful insight, you provide a comfort to others that can only come from a place of understanding. You are really exceptional.

    I wanted to share a story with you that I just happen to read the other day. Maybe it will prove of value to you; maybe it won’t. Meaning no offense to its author, it certainly does not leave its reader feeling “complete” the way your work does. But, whatever your thoughts are on the writer’s experience and conclusions, I’d like to know what you think about them, – if you have the time. If you don’t, it’s perfectly okay, too. I know you have plenty on your plate. I just admire the way you think and value your opinion. Here is the link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-512716/The-terrifying-ordeal-brilliant-student-started-hearing-voices-fell-abyss-insanity.html

    Warm regards, Judi Lane Halal.
    PS, please give your parents my regards.
    PPS, I know that bigger things now fill your time and your future, but Mark and I miss seeing you at Publix (-:


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