I Have a Mental Illness That Runs In My Family

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    Generations:

    For 150 years, my family (on both sides) has struggled with mental illness. My uncle (a psychiatrist) was a suicide. My father was a delusional paranoid schizophrenic, both grandfathers were also suicides. My sister is currently hospitalized for clinical depression and undergoing...
    menelaeus menelaeus
    66-70, M
    Oct 31, 2013

    Through 3 Generations

    My mother is Bipolar, my sister is Bipolar, and my niece is Schizophrenic. Growing up with two Bipolar's in the house was interesting to put it mildly. I have true sympathy for my niece. She not only has to deal with her own issues but she has to put up with my mother and my...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    36-40, T
    Aug 31, 2012
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