James Kindler

Mental Health Recovery Coordinator
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

About James

Bio

I am a Mental Health Recovery Coordinator who is passionate about his work, the community mind and teaching others what little I know. I can't post a picture because it won't fit. I teach interns, medical students and doctors about recovery from mental illness. You may believe that someone with schizophrenia may never get better but I know they can. It takes time and usually some type of medication. When the general community hears that dignosis it usually invokes a thought of violence, that's totally false, they are less violent than the general population. In under developed countries they are chained and beaten at times, this is not treatment and the individual suffers enough from the illness alone. I am part of a movement to spread the hope of recovery around the world. If you would like to see me speak on the subject go to www.choicesinrecovery.com and there will be a video series that contains six videos. I am in five of the videos being the person with schizophrenia. You see, I have had the illness for almost 30 years now, I wonder what you will think if you watch the videos.

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

If you treat people better than they treat you they will likely improve.

I'm passionate about

Helping others heal their minds. People come to me naturally and have all my life to pose their particular dilema to me, I'm almost always able to help. I strongly believe we are here to serve.

Talk to me about

Creativity and Quamtum Physics

People don't know I'm good at

Baseball

My TED story

I have schizophrenia and am doing very well. I don't think I have ever seen the world through a common lense. I have blazed through parts of my mind where most of you can never go.Having this illness has taught me a lot about society and how we interact with each other. I find the general population sleeping and far to rigid. If I were to tell the average person of my illness the first things that come to their minds are, violence, confusion, the street people, shootings and shopping carts. I have never been violent, never lived on the streets nor pushed a shopping cart outside of a grocery store. If you have taken the time to read this I thank you, you have been educated a little more than you were before. I teach interns, Residents, Doctors, Agencies and people who have an illness about recovering from it. I think we are all in recovery from something, diverce, grief, abuse, loss and much much more.

Comments & conversations

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James Kindler
Posted 6 months ago
Is anyone else very frightened by what is going on in the Ukraine?
I am not afraid of what's happening but I would say that I am concerned for the people of the Ukraine. I honestly believe that we should call Putin's bluff and put peace keeping forces there along the border. Russia does not want and cannot afford a war, they are counting on us doing nothing. If we do nothing but put sanctions on them they will waltz in and take more of the peoples land. The people of the Ukraine wish to be free and we should support them in any way that they may need. I am not suggesting we go to war, however we need to show a stronger position. A war would be a nightmare for all sides and Russia knows this as well as we do.
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James Kindler
Posted 6 months ago
Responding to biased impressions of Muslims in western and other countries
Salar I am an American and you don't need to "make" me believe anything, you couldn't anyway. I do not think negatively about the people of Pakistan, in fact I like all people no matter where they come from. Your government however is deceitful and manipulative as is ours. Your government is corrupt as is ours. I truly do love the people of both of our countries, it's the governments I dislike. Don't assume things about our people and think that we all have the wrong impression, most of us do not. James
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James Kindler
Posted over 2 years ago
Why can't people realize we are all one.
Hi Daniel It doesn't matter that we think we are seperate, we are not. I am connected to a muslum as well as anyone else from anywhere else on this planet. We are all part of the same energy field and we always will be. I respectfully disagree that oneness is a dream, it's a science reality. We simply don't act as one, if we did most problems would be solved, including lonliness.
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James Kindler
Posted over 2 years ago
Why can't people realize we are all one.
My mistake Tristan, I suppose eating vegies would mean the same thing. We ourselves are not sustanable nor is anything else, Everything dies and can only be sustained for a period of time. Without us nature would be in perfect balance, nature takes only what it needs and no more. We on the other hand think the more we have the better off we are, the excess is enormous. If we took only what we needed there would be plenty to go around but that's not the way it works. If we realized that we are a part of nature and acted as such and only took what we needed perhaps the connection would be realized.
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James Kindler
Posted over 2 years ago
The greatest enemy we have is mass cynicism. When people get to the point when they think nothing can be done. What choices must we make?
I agree, I am part of the Occupy movement and people condem us for trying to make positive change. We want the cororations to pay there fair share of taxes along with the top 1%. We pay ours yet last year 74% of the corporations in Pennsylvania payed no taxes. I'm not trying to pick on the top 1%, you earned your money and can have it, but pay taxes on it. We also want social justice and who could argue with that, you would be surprised who could. We have no leader and vote by a 75% agreement, direct democracy and everyone is heard. I work hard and still don't make the income my father made 25 years ago with the same education, we are becoming more impovrished every day. We need the 99% to wake up, follow the money trail and join us in our efforts to make a better country, and we do love our country.
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James Kindler
Posted over 2 years ago
Why can't people realize we are all one.
Daniel We don't have to feel alone, we can re-connect with others, it only seems as if we are alone. There are millions and billions of others to be with not to mention all of nature being alive, we are not alone. It is only by our seperation from the community that we feel alone.
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James Kindler
Posted over 2 years ago
Why can't people realize we are all one.
Krisztian You have my apologies for the way I started my last comment, it wan't very kind and I'm sorry. I just don't understand what you don't understand. How can you believe in the unknown (Aliens) and not believe in what is right before your eyes. Maybe we need to work on this planet however before we discuss others.