It was an early Sunday morning when I opened my eyes to a 7-foot-tall, black shadow figure standing at the end of my bed. This was my very first visual hallucination, and one I didn’t come to terms with until several months later.
I didn’t know I was experiencing a mental health crisis until I read online I may be going through a psychotic break instead of being possessed by dark, demonic forces.
A couple of years and several medication changes later, I was finally diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Schizoaffective is a mental health disorder with symptoms that appear in schizophrenia and an affective (or mood) disorder.Read more on themighty.com