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Schizophrenia
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tallguywrites
An eleven page chapter from my upcoming book Psychiatric Tales, which will be out from Blank Slate in early 2010. Feel free to point out any errors or make any other comments.

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Re: As a family member of someone with schizophrenia...

THANK YOU!!

You are absolutely correct, there are no winners in this situation. I am also a child of a schizophrenic parent - and this whole article made sad, helped me understand a little beter, AND made me ANGRY. Dealing with an unmedicated ill person is frustrating, heartbreaking and often horrifying. While I'm sure the schizophrenic is suffering, so too, are we. We get to enjoy the entire spectrum of love, anger, sometimes hate and a nice dose of guilt! All generated by our loved one. We feel helpless in the situation, as it's completely out of our control. And the person who mentioned distancing oneself for self-preservation, made me feel so understood. I have sacrificed much...I struggle financially to keep my unmedicated mother in her own house (that I bought for her!) while she tries her best to destroy my marriage and family. How horrible do you think it is to actually admit that you HATE your mother - knowing you will one day hate yourself for uttering those words? They are not the only tortured souls...we are all victims of this disease, even if it's our loved one that has it.

So again, thank you for putting into such eloquent words, the real truth of the matter, for all those involed.

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