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SPENT is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness. Players must make the difficult decisions necessary to live for one month on $1,000, often having to choose between equally disagreeable options. The game ends when players either run out of money before the end of the month or make it through with money left over.
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I’m not asking you to donate anything, or pay for anything.
I’m only asking for you to click that “reblog” button.
And, in doing so, spread awareness about Schizoaffective Disorder, and help to reduce the myths and misconceptions.
There is so little awareness about Schizoaffective Disorder, which makes it really difficult for those of us suffering from it, to receive understanding within society. Common reactions can range from complete ignorance, to assumptions that the disorder unequivocally equates to the notion that we are violent, or dangerous. There are a lot of very common misconceptions, that could be blotted out, with only a little bit of awareness.
What is Schizoaffective Disorder?
Schizoaffective Disorder, is a serious psychiatric condition, in which individuals suffer from both psychotic, and affective (mood) issues. It is diagnosed, when symptoms of Schizophrenia, collide with symptoms of a mood disorder, such as Bipolar Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder. It is difficult to diagnose, as it can closely resemble other disorders, such as Schizophrenia, or Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features. There are many technicalities in the DSM-IV that differentiate these disorders, making the disorder something that requires professional observation, treatment, and maybe most importantly, time, to diagnose accurately.
What can the symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder include? (Source: The Mayo Clinic)
- Strange or unusual thoughts or perceptions
- Paranoid thoughts and ideas
- Delusions - having false, fixed beliefs
- Hallucinations - eg./ hearing voices
- Unclear or confused thoughts (disorganised thinking)
- Periods of depression
- Periods of manic moods/sudden increases in energy
- Irritability or poor temper control
- Suicidal thoughts, and/or thoughts of homicide
- A speaking style that people sometimes can’t follow or understand
- Behaviour at the extreme end of the spectrum, for example behaving in a bizarre way
- Problems with attention and memory
- Lack of concern about hygeine and physical appearance
- Changes in energy and appetite
- Sleep disturbances
What are the treatments for Schizoaffective Disorder?
- Anti-psychotic medications
- Mood-stabilizing medications
- Anti-depressants (usually in conjunction with at least one of the above)
- Psychotherapy and counselling
- Family therapy
- Electroconvulsive Therapy
Are all people with Schizoaffective Disorder really dangerous?
No, this is a stereotypical myth. Researchers have discussed that there is almost no conceivable way of figuring out whether environmental factors, or personality traits, account for the crime and violence that may occur in individuals with a mental illness.
What to do if you think a loved one may be suffering with Schizoaffective Disorder?
- Make sure that they have the contact details of suicide helplines, and mental health helplines in their possession
- Make sure you have the number of a mental health outreach team on your cell phone, in case things progress rapidly and your loved one needs immediate help
- Talk to them about how they are feeling, and suggest that it might be time to have a chat to your Doctor
- Reassure them, that you only want to make their life better
- Get a referral to a knowledgable and reputable Psychiatrist, and make sure that they receive the help that they need
- Don’t be angry or upset around them, if you feel that way, save that for your own time, and if you are struggling with what is going on for them, consider seeing a counsellor to help you deal with how you feel about what is going on
So, what is with the ribbon?
I have realised that there is no real official ribbon for Schizoaffective Disorder, well, at least not one I can find! So, I made one online. The grey, is representative of the Schizophrenia awareness ribbon, and symbolises the psychotic symptoms associated with Schizoaffective Disorder. The green lining, is representative of the affective (mood) components of Schizoaffective Disorder, as green is currently displayed upon the Bipolar Disorder awareness ribbon. Bipolar Disorder can involve manic episodes/depressive episodes/mixed episodes, so it is relevant to the Schizoaffective ribbon. This Schizoaffective Disorder ribbon represents that collision of psychotic and affective (mood) symptoms, which are so relevant in this disorder.
The ribbon is transparent, so it won’t compromise your blog’s aesthetic goodness! Please pass this on. Love, hope, and strength to you.
God, guys, this is so important. I’m tearing up. This is my disorder! Someone actually cared enough to raise awareness for my disorder!
Ray and Gavin goofing off while taking the AH group picture at RTX 2014
So I can either bake these cookies at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or 4,000 degrees for 1 minute.
nick nO THAT’S NOT HOW YOU BAKE COOKIES FRIEND
HOW ABOUT 4,000,000 DEGREES FOR 1 SECOND
NICK YOU ARE GOING TO BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN
I’M GOING TO HARNESS THE FUCKING SUN TO MAKE COOKIES
NICK P L E A S E
We’ve just posted a brand new 8 page comic for your viewing pleasure!
Hatchworth and the Blue Ghost is a one-shot comic written and illustrated by Samuel Luke, and sheds light on Hatchworth’s time in the Walter Manor vault. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Forgot one page in the series.
Page 4 to be precise.
Here’s the link to the missing page in case you’ve already seen the comic and want to know what was left out: http://steampoweredgiraffe.com/comic/pages/page-4-2/
I love the intro page! I love it so much!
first of all this isn’t the most flattering picture of me.
second of all, these pants fit me 4 months ago.
they are size 24 in womens, aka HUGE, and now I am down to a size 18 in just 4 months. yeah, i’m still pretty fat, but this is a super accomplishment for me, and i’m proud of my body. i’m really proud of it. you can call me fat, but i don’t care. i’m taking care of myself and i feel great.
literally makes me laugh every time still.