Say the words “psychiatric hospital” to the average person and the hair on the back of their neck might stand straight up.
Finding stability with a mental illness, like anything else worthwhile, takes time, effort, and openness to learning, and failing.
Living with schizophrenia, I’ve been through the full gamut of side-effects. New side-effects pop up to say “hello” with each medication I’m prescribed.
When I was deep in the midst of a psychotic break, I was convinced that I was a prophet sent from God to save society from its ills.
Family is the most important thing for a person with mental illness. We need support and validation that we are not alone in the world