About this fundraiser

Hi, my name is Adriane it has been 4 ½ years being diagnosed with Schizoaffective/Depressive Disorder. I started off as Schizophrenia when I was first diagnosed. Dealt with several medications and finally found the right medications for my daily routine. Anxiety can be controlled but Panic attacks can be helped; dealing with side effects of the cause. Panic Attacks are unknown and can occur anywhere or anytime. No saying on the cause. Which can lead to Storke or heart attacks. During this time i am receiving the best help there is around to stay motivated as a regular person should live as in waking up going to work attending social events and family. I am unable to work for the moment. Only part time receiving health help. Dealing with self-image everyday just to be decent from healing. Accepting that it will be a lifelong term. Beautiful mother to a teenage girl.

May is Mental Health Awareness month. I spoke with a few people with almost the same diagnosis. Some are lower functioning, and some are high functioning. As long as you know I am not the only one in this world who lives with this diagnosis. It was complicated to accept and now it is hard to explain at times. I Love me and that is all there is to it to move forward. 

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Adriane Santiago

Belleville, NJ, USA