Across Diagnostic Categories!

Whether you are a sufferer, survivor, provider or loved one, I am most certain that when we look across diagnostic categories that more people relate to these experiences than you think!


What Will People Think?

When a person first experiences a psychosis emergency, many think a threshold  has been crossed from which there is no going back. Often, associates presume the worst possible outcome and go on with their lives as if the sufferer no longer exists. Those that do persist to provide support are terrified of the associated experiences and stereotypes and want the person returned to normal before irreversible damage occurs.



Often, the focus of treatment is overly protective reality checks and behavioral control. Many experts do not know what to do and utilize an institutional system that does not work and can make things worse. They may vastly underestimate what the sufferer can learn and accomplish.



  1. Receiving excitement, profound interest and wisdom when you share experiences.
  2. Having supporters who are eager to relate, share similar experiences and tell stories from their own lives.
  3. Looking forward to being revered for your wisdom because of what you've been through.


If we can spend a little time with psychosis and transform the way the public greets it, the world would be a better place.

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Tim Dreby is an award-winning author and licensed psychotherapist who works on an urban outpatient psychiatric unit. Tim’s first publication was in 2015, entitled, Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a “Schizophrenia” and Mainstream Cultural Delusions. It chronicles his mid career plight taking on a section 8 management company, police, and black market forces that intermingled to run things. The outcome has been a unique perspective on mental health informed by both sides of the broken tiled corridor.

Tim became a social worker in 1993 and worked his way through. Over the past ten years, he developed an extensive training for providers to help them work with people who experience “psychosis” across diagnostic divides.

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“[Clyde’s] story is fascinating because he is able to intellectualize what he was thinking and feeling at the time, even if he is discussing his paranoid delusional thoughts . . . As someone with a Master’s of Science degree in a counseling field, I have found my greatest lessons have been from real people and not material in textbooks. As I read Clyde’s story, I felt like I learned many lessons through what he has to share. My work will definitely be more beneficial by what I learned from him.”

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“An intensely personal and impressively well written memoir, “Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a ‘Schizophrenia’ and Mainstream Cultural Delusions” is a compelling read from beginning to end.”

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