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I Have a Family Member With Schizophrenia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 306 People

    He has some convulated fantasies

    and frequently gets laryngitis acting it out. I wish he would modify his dialogue though. He always describes everything exactly the same way. His antagonists are perverts from an alternate reality, a feline species of psychically aware aliens who work for him. He regularly...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Sep 15

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    My grandmother is schizophrenic.

    I lived with her when I was young. She was afraid of me when she went into her episodes and she thought there was a demon living inside me. I spent a lot of nights sleeping in the bathtub or being driven around in the middle of the night because she heard voices or whatever it...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    My cousin. He's actually pretty fun to be

    around. We tell jokes and he never stops laughing. Like ever. I told him a joke in 2006. He still remembers it. It's still funny tho. I just wish he would bathe.
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M Jul 1

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    My Dad has Schizophrenia.

    A lot of the time when people find out about this they often feel sorry for me some how. I honestly don't think there is anything to be sorry about. My Dad isn't much different than most dad's in the world, he is funny and kind, however he is just slightly more strange. For...
    wellthatwasweird wellthatwasweird 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Title Unecassary

    The family member is actually me. I talked to someone tonight and the topic got brought up, accidentally, by me. I just want to know I am not alone before I really open up. To clarify, I do not know the many differences in people with the disease, but I mostly hear things. I told...
    namelesssugarless namelesssugarless 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    I Am That Family Member

    I didn't understand the condition beyond the book Sybil until I was diagnosed a few years ago They said I had a mild form of it but luckily didn't display all symptoms My range of symptoms have not reached severe levels either so I'm happy for that Apparently it started when I...
    Twistapuddleblowacloud Twistapuddleblowacloud 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    My Mother.. My Sister..

    about my life. basically my mother was a paranoid schizophrenic and my sister a schizo-affective. Sheila.. She was a mother, my mother, a daughter, sister, granddaughter, wife, and friend. I never lived with her. I have only 1 memory of her. maybe to some people that means...
    KimberlyMarie KimberlyMarie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2011

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    Hello, I don't really know

    where else to turn at this point and I came across this website so here I am. I'm 24 years old and my sibling who is 29 has paranoid schizophrenia. She was diagnosed at a young age (younger than most) Of course I didn't really understand any of it at first and as I got older it...
    shannankylei shannankylei 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I Was So Happy Up Find This Group

    I am a 26 year old woman & have been taking care of my mother since I was 19. She was first diagnosed because of hallucinations. She repeatedly called 911 & was interfering with emergency communication. She has called me so many names, repeated hospitalizations & over medicated...
    perfectimperfections perfectimperfections 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    My Brother Has Schizophrenia

    My brother had his first break at the very end of his senior year in college...one class shy of graduating. I had a feeling this was going to happen. After his freshman year, he was no longer the person I knew. He became increasingly depressed, isolated and paranoid. Despite my...
    Nausica Nausica 31-35, F 14 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    The Flying Dutchman

    My brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia my freshmen year of college.  Before he was diagnosed my family spent months trying to make sense of his delusions.  He thought that when he was a kid he had a special baseball card of Honus Wagner that was taken away from...
    thetortoise thetortoise 31-35, M 9 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Schizophrenia, Diabetes, And Cancer (Story 107)

    Written in 2004 On the public bus I travel down Sheridan road to Zion where I live. Zion is a small city between Winthrop Harbor and Waukegan. The bus passes a cemetery. I am almost home. I pass that cemetery every time I go down Sheridan Road that way regardless of what mode...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    My Little Brother Suffers From Schizophrenia

    I hate that he's going through this and it makes me angry. I blame myself sometimes on why he's like that because I got the easy life and he got a hell hole he didn't sign up for but then I know I definately blame our useless parents. He's 15 years old and dropped out of school...
    VaiinChick VaiinChick 18-21, F Jul 25, 2012

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    Will My Schizophrenic Sister Ever Forgive Me?

    My sister has been hospitalized for two weeks now with schizophrenia. I am overseas and she wont talk to me. Today she was released from the hospital for a 5 day trial and today is my 40th birthday. This is always how I will remember this miserable day. She wants to be alone...
    sisterofaschizoprhrenic sisterofaschizoprhrenic 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    My Mother Had Schizophrenia, Now Its Under Control.But..

    Growing up as a child i remember my mother claiming to hear voices and that other people could read her minds. She used to accuse relatives and neighbors for making her life miserable. She used to accuse my father of cheating on her and taking her family wealth, which was odd...
    wimpykid125 wimpykid125 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    My older sister has it

    and I hate that she has it, because it ruined our relationship or the relationship we could have had. Now I have to be the one to take care of her and go out with her cause she doesn't have any friends due to the sickness. I can barely take care of myself and I hate going out
    DanishfromTheMiddleEast DanishfromTheMiddleEast 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My Dad

       When I was a young kid, I always knew my dad was different from my friends' dads, but I didn't know why.    Why dad, did you never offer to show me how to use a gun even though target shooting was your 'thing'?    Why dad, did you not ride roller coasters, go in...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 13, 2012

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    It Makes Me Worried Somedays

    i have an uncle with paranoid schizophrenia that has ruined what little order this gene pool has left. and now i am thinking my own "mom" has some version of it. she has a lot of indicators of it and when i looked it up i found out its possible i could inherit it. now i have...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    My Famiy -

    Hello, I haven't been on this site in ages. My 23 year old son has schizoaffective disorder with bipolar components. He is med compliant, and goes to college part-time. He got his license 2 summers ago, and is doing pretty well. He may move out and get an apartment with a...
    cag1rl cag1rl 51-55, F Aug 16, 2013

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    My Mother Has Schizophrenia

    For a long time she'd been saying things about 'beings' or 'angels' that would talk to her, but only recently did she have a full-on breakdown(not sure of the proper term). It's very difficult to talk to her because she only wants to talk about her delusions. We're finding it...
    calliden calliden 18-21, M Nov 10, 2013

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    My Sister Suffers From Schizophrenia

    I have a sister who suffers from schizophrenia. It is the saddest thing I have ever seen in my life. This sister was the only obedient child my parents had. She received several degrees in college and went onto pursue a career in accounting. She worked for reputable firms...
    Garnet17 Garnet17 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    I Can't Help My Mom

    I had a happy childhood. I remember having fun, smiling, feeling safe and cared for. My mom raised me and my brothers by herself, and always seemed to be scrambling to keep everything held together. I didn't have much to compare it to. It was all that I knew. I didn't know that...
    sillylilyp sillylilyp 26-30 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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    My mum has paranoid schizophrenia.

    I find it difficult to talk about because of all the rubbish I got from kids at school.Now I am older and I don't care what people think why should I be judged by my mum's illness?Alot of the time I wish she was 'normal' and that I'd had a normal childhood but what's the point of...
    AliBancroft AliBancroft 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    My Mother Has Schizophrenia

    My mum was diagnoised with Schizophrenia in her late teens. Growing up was tough for my brother and I. My mum was a single parent so it was just the three iof us. When she was ill her personality completly changed, she would go from this loving caring mother into a very angry...
    becca1988 becca1988 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    My parents are divorced,

    I live with my mom and I haven't seen my dad since I was about 7 years old. When I was 5 my mom and dad got divorced. My dad has schizophrenia, I have never told a single soul that secret. I am 17 now. It's been years since I have seen my dad. My mom didn't find out until later...
    Sparklediva Sparklediva 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    My uncle has it and he lives with us.

    Every time he does something wrong he blames it on the spirits. He says he can make the sun move. He always thinks the police are after him. He battles paranoia, OCD , schizophrenia, bipolar , depression. He tried a drug years back and he was never the same. He thinks the radio...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    It Runs In The Family

    Illness runs on my mother's side of the family and schizophrenia is one of them. I know two relatives that have it. My uncle can hear voices and my aunt sees people dying everywher, literally. With my uncle he tried to kill my youngest aunt in the shower (My mom has 11 siblings...
    PureEvil PureEvil 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    A Mother And Her Son...

    My son was diagnosis with Schizophrenia when he was 19. Before that my son did no wrong in my eyes. He was close to perfect. I was very proud of him. He was my one and only. He loved me and did everything I asked of him. There was nothing I wouldn't do for him and he felt the...
    ssebastian1 ssebastian1 46-50 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    theghostdog theghostdog 31-35 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My Husband was diagnosed bi polar

    when we started dating, thought it was something I could take on, help him through. Over the years he has gotten a bit worse every year, now his Dx is schizophrenia with bi polar disorder, or schizoeffective, he has been hospitalized 6 times since we have been together, is off...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    My Sister's Schizophrenia Is Tearing My Family Apart.

    It kills me to know people are suffering from the same thing I do. Everyone of your stories breaks my heart and I know exactly what you all are going through. I'm speaking in this forum because I'm lost myself and don't know how to deal with my sister's schizophrenia. My sister...
    pauline120 pauline120 18-21 4 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    My Brother Has Schizophrenia

    My brother has a combination of schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. We discovered when he was about nineteen. Why does nobody talk about Schizophrenia? Even my best friend gives me a blank stare when I want to express my situation to her. It's so hard living with my brother. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    My Brother.

    My brother has schizophrenia. I remember as a child he use to throw me down flights of stairs and throw me and my sister on the couch. I've experience a lot of situations where I had to go visit him in all different kinds of facilities. I've been in the state mental hospital up...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Mar 7, 2013

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    My 17yr Old Brother Was Diagnosed With Scizophrenia

    My family just recently found out that my little brother has Schizophrenia, after almost 2yrs of doctor appointments and mental health problems this is our answer, he spent a week in Pine Rest on Suicide Watch and that began our journey to this diagnosis. The big problem... He is...
    Barbie1192 Barbie1192 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    My aunt has schizophrenia.

    Her pills are not working anymore, ever since she got pregnant, doctors took her pills away cause she can cause damage to the baby. I thought it was all a ******* lie. They never took the pills away when she was pregnant the first time. Why now? Every time she calls my grandma...
    ContinuousFlame666 ContinuousFlame666 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    My mother had been schizophrenic

    for a about 15 years now. She's lived with me for almost 4 years. It isn't always easy, but it's never boring. I love her so much. The things that come out of her mouth are aggravating most of the time, but sometimes it's entertaining!
    WeWillAlwaysHaveParis WeWillAlwaysHaveParis 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1

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    My Husband Has Schizophrenia

    I couldn't find a section for spouses with schizophrenia, so this counts I guess. I knew there was something different about him before we were married. He has never deceived or tried to keep it from me. Maybe because he has trouble defining what is real and not. He was diagnosed...
    AnaisEver AnaisEver 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    My uncle has been diagnosed with paranoid

    schizophrenia as well as Alzheimer's. It has been a sudden downward spiral, he's been put in a mental health hospital after attempting to stab his wife, believing she was an intruder, he didn't manage to get her thankfully but he was taken in straight away. He asks for the...
    butterfly789 butterfly789 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Oh boy I could right a whole book about my

    experience... But to keep it simple I have a schizophrenic mother. For the past couple of years her condition has only gotten worse. Because of her condition, she hasn't been able to keep a job, we've lost two homes and it's always been up to me to get Everthing figured out. Now...
    Jc0322 Jc0322 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Oh To See Her Smile~~~When I was 10 I became

    aware that my mom wasn't like the other mothers. She had to "go away" many times. Mom had schizophrenia, complete with auditory hallucinations, paranoia, illusions if grandeur, false beliefs, and lack of emotions. She was in and out of the local psychiatric ward and the state...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 9 Responses Sep 9

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    My brother and mother were diagnosed with

    schizophrenia at about the same time when I was around 9. I don't remember much from that time but I miss them. I wish I could have my family back. Schizophrenia most gravely effects those diagnosed but it also hits the entire family. My father started hating my mother because...
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    Later In Life Diagnosis

    If there were such a thing as having a Petrie dish family, ours would be it, from the multiple cancer diagnosis in my grandparents to the schizophrenia diagnosis for my mom and the early dementia onset for my dad, we've hit the lottery. My mom was diagnosed very late in life, at...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F Oct 13, 2013

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    My husband has paranoid schizophrenia.

    Its a difficult life caring for a person who wont even acknowledge they are not well . He looks and acts well most of the time , which is why it gets so confusing.
    Desigirl0 Desigirl0 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Will I Ever Get My Sister Back? I Miss Her So!

    About a week ago my sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was admitted to a mental hospital against her will with a court order. My mother recently told me that she has been having psychotic episodes for the past 8 years. My parents never shared this with me. In her...
    sisterofaschizoprhrenic sisterofaschizoprhrenic 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    Cousin Victor

    Hello all, So i have a cousin who's schitzophrenic. He was only diagnosed with being bi polar and schitzophrenic like two summers ago. I guess it was triggered by a bunch of drugs he took,went four days just drinking and doing all sortsof drugs. Anyways, I was there for him when...
    forgotten0fairytale forgotten0fairytale 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    It's 2AM. I'm sitting here crying the hardest

    I've cried in my life right now. A couple minutes ago my mother who has schizophrenia called me over and initiated a friendly conversation with me in months. My family has been forcing her the medication and now we are seeing the effects. I've been so lonely. No one...
    7Saren 7Saren 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    My mom was never truly diagnosed with schizophrenia but I know she has it. She took me out of school in 3rd grade, in the middle of the school year and started homeschooling me...
    Laurenp6 Laurenp6 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    My mom recently had a lumpectomy, and is currently recovering. The cancer had spread to one of her lymph nodes, and will have to undergo chemotherapy. Although chemotherapy will...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Yes I have two family members both of them will most likely not live past this year
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Most of my family has had and died from some kind of cancer. I'm doomed.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    Really my mom, love her to death but gaw she needs to learn how to control herself! One day I came home from work and lay down, all I hear is her yelling at my dad, calling him...
    msmendiola122 msmendiola122 22-25, F Sep 2

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    Sigh, I've had a rough week so far. between kids and hubby's causing stress my mom who has non small cell lung cancer we have had a rough go. Chemo was rendered pointless and did...
    Deflatedone Deflatedone 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 12

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