The Package__Hotspot

The parking lot was so crowded. I sat in the car wondering if I needed to go in the store to pick up the last items for the New Year gathering. Next thing I recall a guy was knocking on the window pointing at the handicap sign. I reached into the glove compartment and pulled out my blue hang thang. He smiled and gave me a thumbs up. I hadn’t notice before but the handicap sign had a young boy standing on crutches.  The sign said, ” Remember Me, Keep It Free.” Hotspot! Connectivity!  Yes, my Wi-Fi went into full mode and ten bars were lit. 🙂  The longer I stared at the sign I begin to see the face of the President-Elect, Poot-Butt Putin, BeBe Netanyahu.  Word to the Mother. We definitely got to ” Remember Me, Keep It Free.”   Those brothers are desperately trying to destroy our Democracy. Whew!  let me get out this D**n car.

The time is 2:47 pm. Hold Up! The time may not seem important to the readers but let me throw down a line on TIME.  Tic-Toc goes the clock and frustration is mounting. I got a lot of task to complete before the party jumps off.  Time lies in the House of Mind Organization. What happens when your thoughts or disorganized? People of the world you are not working off a TIME CLOCK.  Whatever was scheduled for today or down the road is not going to happen. You want a TOOL to deal with. Tool This!  What was on the Schedule when Don King appeared outside the boxing arena?  Are you getting any of this? Who hasn’t attended any Presidential Briefings?  Get Real! A Scheduled in the hands of a Disorganized Mind and a Tweeter.  Do you think Tweeting is habitual? Think again.  You really don’t know why the President-elect trust Poot-Butt Putin? Wow! It is really Time for the world to be open and focus on Mental Illness.  Neurologists had the low down over 100 years ago. Psych babies just got the news in the last 25 years. What does that tell you?  We need to take a much closer look into the window of SMI (Severe Mental Illness).  Play It Again Sam.  Brought to you by letter A the Tool to help unlock some doors is Anosognosia (Ano-sog-no-sia).

My mind began to percolate.  What runs through your mind when you talk to conspiracy theorist? Hmm! How many people think they are followed by the FBI or God is speaking to them in Voices they hear?  How many people don’t recognize they are mentally or severely mentally ill? Just think about the people who are told they are mentally ill and don’t take medicine because they think they Don’t Have A Problem.  Before mankind start shoveling out pills I strongly feel we need to address Mental Illness openly.  We should not make folks feel guilty, shame, or humiliate them. Education is key.  This is not what people choose to be. Mental Illness is not a Choice.  Denial of an illness is psychological in origin.  Ano-sog-no-sia is caused by physical brain damage and related to body structure/anatomy (anatomical origin).

The Time now is 3:16 pm.  I better run in the store and get my Mrs. Shebert dinner rolls.  I will make sure I get some Ben and Jerry Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia ice cream for Nadine. Connie likes Shattoo Whole Milk. I won’t forget to pick it up. Remember to get Eric some sweet potatoes.  He wants a pie. Dang! it is so crowded in here. Connie would pass out. She doesn’t like crowds. Time for me to check out.  Pretty good timing. The time now is 3:36 pm. I will make a mad dash to Sammy’s house and pick up my dress. My girl is one hell-of a seamstress. She is Bi-polar. Sammy doesn’t think she is ill nor should she take medication.  Sammy hit an all time low, the revolving door of homelessness, unemployment, being hospitalized for a short-term, and jailed struck her in the tail.. Whenever Sammy has an episode, more like she goes on a journey, she has to wait forever to get a bed.  There goes Sammy locked up singing Mary J. Blige, I’m Going Down.

Did you know 40% of people diagnosed with Bi-polar and 50% diagnosed with schizophrenia lack insight, perception, cause and effect, poor observation, and not intuitive (right brain thang)? Did you know 40% of people diagnosed Bi-polar have recurring incidents and 50% of the schizophrenia refuse to take their medicine.  Oh, there is so much more to this Hotspot! Connectivity is very low and no bars are showing up. Time now is 4:45 pm.  Dress has been picked up.  Sammy hooked me up. 🙂 I sat around and shot the breeze with Sammy to see where her head is.  She will be at the New Years gathering. Gotta make sure O. G. takes her meds. A few instructions will help. Reassurance and love is in the house and the crew is there to help get her through. Also to make D**n sure she doesn’t drink on her meds.

Time now is 5:30 pm and I’m leaving Sammy’s house. I will stop by Eric to see if he is making his famous Banana pudding. On the list I’m supposed to pick up the egg-nog happy-chino (the non-alcoholic version). Eric is the stat man on SMI (severe mental illness).  I’ve arrived. It is 6:12 pm. Lawd! Eric has sprayed his hair orange and purple. I’m cool with it because Eric likes a lot of attention and the conversation is all about Eric. Oooh! I can’t wait until Eric gets to the house. We got the Package for him. No! This is not R Kelly, In The Closet (The Package). Another topic for another day. Eric said he had been in and out of jail since he was 12 years old. Eric straight-up said jail was the new asylums for the mentally insane on the membrane. He has spent more time behind bars than in a real mental institution. What happened to the first thing first facilities to evaluate the patient needs (triage facilities). Outdated treatment, 50 years of failed mental health, and Eric made it clear at age 64 he is not singing Michael Jackson, Smooth Criminal. Things didn’t go smooth at all. Society labeled Eric violent. He was no longer stomping in his Air Force Ones. Medicaid funding practices kicked Eric to the curve.  States failed to give the Cha-Ching to the mental health system. Putting a person in jail only makes matters worse. The burden of mental illness should not fall in the hands of law enforcement. Correctional systems or facilities DO NOT CORRECT MENTAL ILLNESS. Taxes, taxes and more taxes! Who Benefits? Nobody! Rest assures Everybody pays to the piper.

I got some time for some Evelyn Champaign King’s Low Down Dirty Shame Stats. Go with the flow Eric. Roll it out.

1.) 8.1 million people Bi-polar and schizophrenia suffer with SMI (Severe Mental Illness)

2.) 30% of population in the US are Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and about 1/2 goes of these people go untreated because they have no insight into their condition. “I’m not sick and don’t need medicine.” Why are you asking me if I’m F**King angry? Do I sound or act like I’m angry? Roll the Tape Baby! Have you seen any behavior which resembles violating a person 2″ perimeter around their body and blowing into the microphone making Rhino sounds? If this is not a gotcha B**ch moment. Hmmm!

3.) 20% of SMI (severe mental illness) are put in jail

4.) 50% of people diagnosed with  bi-polar and schizophrenia try to commit suicide and more people without these diagnoses make attempts on their life.

5.) 29% of family homicides is by someone with SMI(severe mental illness)

6.) 30% homeless people are mentally and severely mentally ill.

7.) bed shortage or would you like to use the word deinstitutionalization, No place to roam, no more mental homes.

8.) 1.8 million locked into jails every year

9.) 7% of all homicides by someone with SMI (severe mentally ill)  presents a danger to others, 20% of law enforcement fatalities and 50% of mass homicide associate with people with severe mental illness

I bet Congress and the White House will begin to Rethink Mental Health Policies and come up with new laws for Mental Health Reform now that they are 19 Days away from the Inauguration.  These guys haven’t weighed in since 1960. What happen to Women Rights, Gun laws, Health Care and all the critical issues that will put our broken government back together again? Our broken system cannot be operated by Humpty Trumpty. Why was the words utter over and over again, We do not want the President-Elect hands on nuclear codes? Simple! He cannot run the country because he suffers from SMI (Severe Mental Illness) and an abundance of Ignorances. All the evidence is right on tape and throughout the media. Say what it is. Now who is rewarding who? The Electoral College observation is poor. The States that weighed in definitely did not  represent the Latino, Black, Asian, and LGBT communities.

The Nuclear Weapon is no longer on the launch pad. Poot-Butt Putin cannot manipulate what is already launched.  This is the mistake the Republicans made when they let the President-Elect go on and on about OUR President, Barack Obama birth certificate.  Yippy Ki-Yo-Ki-Ya Mother Duck. Who do you think will get F***?  What! Rewards are not understood by the Affluent. Who rewarded the President-Elect for his poor business management skills and granted him money for his lies and Bankruptcy? Who let this Nuclear Weapon keep his name on buildings just to make money? Who allowed this Nuclear Time Bomb to be entitled to consumerism turn bad into a defense for Affluenza. Mr. Good Life had so much Good Life he wouldn’t know what to do if it was stripped away.  Incarceration is too good for the Affluent no matter what the crime. Spoil the man, spare the rod, and give the  Affluent less Time.  There will be No Consequences but only rewards for the bad Sh*t gone wrong.  Some judge and attorney would come along and grant Mr. Affluent immunity just because he is G-money Dog.  So I hope this helps explain the President-elect behavior when it comes to his reward system.   Regular broke A** Joe’s Consequences are listed above. Death was listed on the menu.  Yulp!  We are criminalized, hospitalized, demoralized, and victimized.

Leaving!  The time now is 7:40 pm and I better burn out because the gathering starts at 9:00 pm. Thanks Eric for your knowledge. See you at the party. I know your outfit will be Rocking It. You Go Ru Paul Queen of the Drag Race B**ches.  Whew!  I got just enough time to throw myself together. I’m so glad I live only 5 minutes from Eric. I could have left the car at his house and save me some gas money. While it is on my mind my crew all have something in common.  Ano-sog-no-sia (Anosognosia) is recognized in Alzheimer’s, Strokes, Huntington, Parkinson, NLD Syndrome and other neurological Syndrome/disorders. One of the crew has Huntington Disorder (HD). This disorder results in the death of brain cells. The person has jerky movement and becomes very uncoordinated. It becomes harder for them to talk.  Their gait (pattern of movement of limbs) and how well one can manuever on solid ground or in water is crucial.  As their mental ability decline dementia becomes quite noticeable or prominent. If family, friends, and associates are aware.  Tic-Toc it’s 9:00 pm. Party Time!

This one is for Our President BO. As I was coming down the stairway I looked over at the mirror and I THOUGHT to myself (I wasn’t hearing voices, okay) 🙂 I looked Yummy. It felt like the good old days when Mitt and his 47% Schlitz Malt Liquor got the best of him. D**n Right!  Smooth as Chocolate coco butter baby. Door Bell! Come on in all You Herefords, Whores, and Hussies. Happy New Years! No anger up in the House because y’all know you’re Scuzzy.  What in the World is in the Big Christmas Box. Hmm!

 

TO BE CONTINUED: The year just got started.

Happy New Year

 

 

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No Shame In Their Game On ST. Patrick’s Day

Scene: Tyrone Tourette, known as TS (cousin of Bobby Tourette), is having drinks and conversing at an Iris Pub called Slimery Otoole. Tyrone Tourette and Catrina Schizophrenia give some background information on themselves. Nicky NLD is waiting for the story to be told on how St.Patrick’s Day got started.  Tyrone Tourettes,  before  he gets too much green beer in his system, will tell the story. Nicky NLD is running out of patience.

Tyrone Tourette:

Nicky,  look at how crowded Slimery Otoole is tonight. It’s jammed packed. Tyrone is going to take you on his TS tour . I’ll Take You There just like the Staple Singers and tell you how St. Patrick’s Day came into existence.

Nicky NLD:

Tyrone are  you sure you don’t want me to tell the story?

Tyrone Tourette:

Why should you tell the story?

Nicky NLD:

Once your tics kick in, it could get messy.

Catrina Schizophrenia:

What are Tics?

Tyrone Tourette:

Catrina Schizo, I have this neurological disorder where people describe me as having strange body movement over and over.  Some people have this image in their head of me having involuntary  movement and making noises called tics. I don’t like to be stereotyped.

Catrina Schizo:

I feel you on that one Tyrone. I have this severe brain disorder that disables me from being able to carry out my life. People try to stereotype me and say that I hear voices others don’t hear. They say I believe other people are reading my mind, controlling my thoughts, and I’m plotting to harm someone.

Tyrone Tourette:

Catrina Schizo that IS what you do.

Catrina Schizo:

Wait a minute Tyrone… The key word is I MAY do these things… MAY, okay?

Tyrone Tourette:

Let me get your key and unlock your door. You are talking to Tyrone baby, I know what you do.

Nicky NLD;

Come on TS,  ease up off of Catrina  Schizo. This is a big deal for her. Remember we use to force her to talk. We knew when she didn’t take her medication and wasn’t in therapy.  I did not like seeing her  in a catatonic state. She shut down as tight as a drum and was upset about it. I mean agitated.

Tyrone Tourette:

Look at you Nicky NLD, using analogies. I remember when you didn’t do double meanings.

Nicky NLD:

I have gotten better. As long as the person who uses the analogy explains it right away.  I won’t get lost in the conversation. Are you going to tell the story or not?

Tyrone Tourette:

Be patient Nicky NLD. I want people to know some things about me and Catrina Schizo. There is no shame in our game.

Nicky NLD:

You are right. People learned about me in the Who In The World Is NLD. Go ahead man. Do your thang.

Tyrone Tourette:

Tourettes syndrome (TS) is noticed around 7-10 years of age. It shows no prejudice. Tourettes syndrome can affect anyone. Men are affected three times more than women. It can last a lifetime. In ones teens it can get butt-ugly. Later on they may improve in the late teens on into their adulthood.

Catrina Schizo:

I want to learn more about your motor tics.

Tyrone Tourette:

Sure, sometimes they are simple motor tics. These are brief and I don’t use a lot of muscles. I can have eye blinking, making faces (grimaces),  jerking the head or shoulders or shrugging shoulders. With vocalizing tics I will clear my throat repetitively, sniffing, making grunting sounds, or barking. I use more muscle with complex tics. You can get the combo like at McDonald. I can make faces, twist my head and shrug my shoulders. There are times when people think that I’m doing the other complex tics on purpose. These are hopping, jumping, bending, sniffing, twisting, and touching objects. There are times when I have phrases of words that sounds like gibber-jabber. It can get really bad if I do harm to myself and I punch myself in the face, or the cursing (coprolalia) or echolalia (repeating word or phrases of others).  Who do you know that does that hopping around thing?  Don’t answer that. That is another story another day.

Catrina Schizo:

I bet people think you are crazy.

Tyrone Tourette:

How are you going to call somebody crazy?  Are you sure this is me you are talking to and not someone you think you see or hear?

Catrina Schizo:

Do you really want to find out if I’m violent are not? You know, I have grown pretty fond of you. Sometimes we have the tendency to hurt the ones we are closest to.

Tyrone Tourette:

Girl, don’t make me unfriend  you and push the button. I do have a Facebook account and I will Tweet you out.

Nicky NLD:

Is your collar on that shirt too tight around your neck? I hope your shirt is the right size. The last time you had neck tics.

Tyrone Tourette:

It’s all good. The last time I had tried to suppress my tics,  it only made them worse. I do better when my tics are expressed. Letting it build up is not good for me at all. A lot of times people think I’m doing this on purpose. I don’t  know what causes Tourettes Syndrome. Let’s put it this way, I have unintentional behaviors that I don’t plan. It happens and my brains plays a big part in the way I react. These neuro-behavioral problems can be caused by not paying attention, hyperactivity, and being impulsive. The guys (disorders) that hang out with me and are associated with me is OCD and ADHD. Even though my buddies know I can suffer from depression and anxiety they still remain to be my friends.

Hey Catrina Schizophrenia you are up to bat. Tell us about yourself.

Catrina Schizo:

I have some positive symptoms about me.

Nicky NLD:

Is that positive good or positive bad?

Tyrone Tourette:

How can a positive symptom be bad?

Nicky NLD:

Tyrone TS , you are full of your ignorant oil (liquor). You can be HIV Positive, that is not good, and you could be like Catrina Schizophrenia, very delusional and not being able to face reality.

Catrina Schizo:

If you guys let me finish, I’ll tell you the rest.

Tyrone Tourette:

Ahhhhh Yeah Baby, Take us there (too much to drink).

Catrina Schizo:

As long as I take my meds, I’ll do okay. I do have psychotic behavior. Sometimes I lose touch with reality. This can come or go. Right now I’m not the healthiest person.Yes, I do hallucinate. I just really need to keep up with my treatment.

Tyrone Tourette:

I’m hallucinating right now.

Nicky NLD:

Tyrone you have  enough green beer and Irish cream Whiskey in you already. I can’t tell you from Catrina Schizo.

Catrina Schizo:

It’s not like that Tyrone. I hear voices. My voices talk to me about the way I’m behaving. My voices order me to do things, alert me of dangers, and my voices can talk to each other.I had been hearing voices for a very long time before my family found out.  Bruce Willis could see people in the movie Sixth Sense. I see people too. I can feel people touching me. I can smell odors that others can”t smell. People try to tell me it’s nothing there but I know for a fact I see objects.

Tyrone Tourette:

You got some skills. Did you take your meds before you came out? You still go to treatment?

Nicky NLD:

Let her finish.

Tyrone Tourette:

Just checking Baby, this is the TS.  I did not want my tics to come out and play.

Catrina Schizo:

I am delusional. Many times people have proven me wrong and showed me what I am believing isn’t true. My delusions can get pretty bizarre. One time I thought Rachel Maddow was broadcasting my thoughts over her  TV program. Chaka Khan was out impersonating me. My boyfriend, Kanye West  was mad because my album came out before his. He started cheating on me, then he tried to poison me. I reported him to the police for harassment. He had been spying on me for months.

Tyrone Tourette:

Your mind works like that for real?  Girl I will trade you my disorder. I hope Jennifer Hudson got over me. I know she got married but she still wants me. Right.

Catrina Schizo:

These are things I believe. It is called delusions of persecution.

Tyrone Tourette:

Wooooh, I think you sobered me up. I have got to keep my eyes on you.

Catrina Schizo:

Sometimes it’s hard organizing my thoughts to make logical sense. I talk nonsensical and in garble. It is hard to understand me. I have thought blocking. When I am talking to a person it feels like someone kidnapped my thoughts. You know what, I can even make up meaningless words called neologisms.

Nicky NLD:

I know someone who acts this way.

Tyrone Tourette:

Who?

Nicky NLD:

My girlfriend.

Tyrone Tourette:

Oh Man, you sure you don’t want to crash at my house until you have a talk with your girlfriend?

Nicky NLD:

Thanks for the offer but I can’t prolong what I suspected all the time.

Tyrone Tourette:

The offer stands whenever you are ready.

Catrina Schizo:

I’m not finished. I have body movement that I do over and over when I get agitated but not like yours Tyrone Tourette. Back in the day when there was little treatment, I would be in that catatonic state not responding to others. My main course meal is I hear voices. The negative symptoms are tricky and hard to identify. People mistake them for depressions or other symptoms. It disrupts ones normal emotion and behaviors. You notice how Merindia’s face doesn’t move (flat affect) and her voice is dull. It always seems to be  monotone. No matter how hard she tries she never sticks to her planned activities. You have to stick a crowbar in her mouth to force her to speak.  She needs help with everyday tasks and I would constantly get on her about her hygiene. She was a hot mess. I thought she was lazy and trifling but this was all because she is schizophrenic. Nicky NLD you remember Rita?

Nicky NLD:

Yeah, I had a crush on Rosy Cheeks Rita. What happen to her?

Catrina Schizo:

She had some psychological testing. Her working memory wasn’t working. She didn’t have the ability to use information immediately after she learned it. Rita never stayed in focus or paid attention. Rita had problems with understanding the information to make a decision. This is call poor executive functioning. Cognitive symptoms are hard to find unless they are tested for.  These symptoms are understated. It was hard for her to keep a job, lead her life, and she was emotionally stressed out.

Nicky NLD;

That is a lot of information on my home girl. Hey, can we get to the story now?

Tyrone Tourette:

Yeah, this is the new and improved Clarence Update.  St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March the 17. This is the day that St.Patrick died. We associate this day with the color green,  leprechauns, fairies, shamrocks, snakes, corn beef and cabbage, Irish music, green beer and Irish Creme Whiskey, and of course the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The Shamrock was a sacred plant that represented the rebirth of spring. The Celts called it a “seamroy”. The shamrock later represented the Irish breaking out and expressing themselves and taking pride in their culture and advocating for rights to be who they are. The English began to take over the Irish land and  they didn’t want the Irish to speak their language nor practice their religion, which was Catholicism. The Irish said, “screw this we are wearing our shamrock and since we like music we are going to sing it to the tune of Cool Moe Dee, How You Like Me Now”.  This pissed Queen Lizzy No.1 off.  Every artist and piper that was Irish got the axe. Nicky NLD you really are going to like this.

The Celts expressed themselves verbally. Since the APA(American Psychiatric Association) won’t open up a community for you this would have been the perfect place.  They rocked the house with their verbal expression of story telling, singing and dancing. Their oral culture  of religion, history, and their folklore was passed down through the ages.

They got a little depressed but they never stopped singing “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross. Since they never gave up, today they’ve got popular bands like the Chieftains, Clancy Brothers, and Tommy Makem. You just keep singing that tune “Hold on I’m Coming” by Sam and Dave.

That story about the snakes was made up. St Patrick didn’t go up on a rock and banish thousands of snakes.  He took his behind up there. He drove his Orkin’s truck and pulled out his Real Kill snake spray gun. The snakes were  a metaphor to get rid of the idea of worshiping all those crazy statutes the English worshiped.  Their traditional meal was always cabbage and corn beef.  Corn beef didn’t show up until the turn of the century.  The corn beef got pricy . So the Irish immigrants, now living in New York City on the lower east side, found a way to save money by bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan. They got the hook up from their Jewish neighbors and all went well.  Then you had shorty running around. These were the leprechauns known as “”.

Little dudes with tree stump bodies.  They were so paranoid about their pot of gold. They used voodoo, hoodoo, and doo doo to protect their funds.  The Leprechauns didn’t have any thing to do with St. Patrick’s day. Do you see how lies get started?  In 1959 Walt Disney got creative and threw the leprechauns in the mix.  In 1962 Chicago River has become  famous for being dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day.  The Irish grew in numbers and became the Green Machine and gain Respect just like Aretha Franklin’s song. They are no longer considered the Drunken Monkeys.

Catrina Schizo:

Can you get me a date with one of those little guys?

Nicky NLD:

See what you did, Tyrone Tourette. You know Catrina Schizo doesn’t need any more false reality in her head.

WARNING: To all those who read this story…  if there is anything in this story that sounds like you,  a friend,  or a family member, get to a doctor immediately. We don’t want any Shame In Your  Game.