Re: ursine.ca has been hijacked
Paul Johnson wrote:
Given that he's already on antipsychotics, it scares me with the kind
of people that are trusted with people's personal financial
While I don't doubt that you have reason to be angry with the fellow who
hijacked your domain, I don't feel it is right to imply that taking
antipsychotics makes one a bad or incompetent person.
I take five milligrams of Risperdal each day. It's the most widely
prescribed antipsychotic. Without it, I would suffer from paranoia and
hallucinations, and would be spending a lot of time in psychiatric
hospitals. But with this antipsychotic medicine, I'm successfully
self-employed as a software consultant, am happily married, and am
putting my wife through art school. I've been working as a programmer
for seventeen years. My life is good.
The stigma that mentally ill people face causes many to avoid seeking
the treatment that would end their sufferring. It's commonly thought
that psychotic people are all a bunch of serial killers, but that's
actually not the case. A lot of perfectly nice people suffer from
psychosis. Quite a lot of people, as one percent of the population has
I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 1985. It's like being
schizophrenic and manic-depressive at the same time. Besides the
paranoia and hallucinations, I also experience depression and a euphoric
state called mania.
I wrote a detailed article about it in large part to fight the stigma
against the mentally ill. You'll find "Living with Schizoaffective
Michael D. Crawford
GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
Tilting at Windmills for a Better Tomorrow.