I Have a Parent With Schizophrenia

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    My Life Can't Halt For Hers.

    It hurts that I can no longer be in my mothers life. Its hurts much more that she has convinced my few other family members that i've turned agains them. She used to be a business woman, involved in some government work, things that kept her busy enough to allow someone else...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU
    22-25, F
    Jul 6, 2012

    My mother has it. I've known she has this

    disease since I was 8. My grandfather explained it to me and also explained that it was hereditary. My mother slept a lot, I imagine from the side effects of the medications. She also abused amphetamines at times too. I feel like I raised myself and my little brother. My...
    Ginajagha Ginajagha
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2014

    I Can't Help And I Don't Care.

    I know everything I'm going to say now is HORRIBLE but I just can't take it, sorry. I've never complain much about my parents, I was pretending everything is okay. The only reason is, I ******* love them both even that schizo woman who's going to kill me someday for sure. I just...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2009


    My mother is Schizophrenic. She has never taken medication to my knoweledge and shes also does drugs and is an alcoholic. It hurts that I can't be in her life sometimes but through the years I've learned to understand that she can't help what she does anymore. Its just so...
    xkrissex xkrissex
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2012

    I 've Had Some Interesting Experiences Too

    my husband has bipolar condition and my 13 yr old son is coming home from his 2nd psy hosp stay in 3 weeks  to quote the song " and i scream at the top of my lungs whats going on?!"              ...
    fluffy fluffy
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2007

    My mom has had this since I was a little girl.

    She thinks voices tell her things, would blow up so scary at times. She's scared to go places and just is paranoid about everything. I've tried to get her to understand, that she really does need help for a few years. Today, she finally listened. I love you mom, please know that...
    Ambivert123 Ambivert123
    22-25, F
    Mar 14, 2016

    People just don't understand.

    Some times they say "i hate my mom/dad he/she's so annoying" and i get that angry feeling. That feeling were you just want to scream at them and tell them how ungrateful they are. That feeling were you want to grab them by the shoulders and tell them never to say that again...
    lovepeace2466 lovepeace2466
    18-21, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    My Dad Has Schizophrenia, And Now Has A Rare Physical Illness.

    He was diagnosed with schizophrenia 10 years ago. Over the years he's been a functional person. Sadly, he was never the same. He has periods where he can be really depressed and just doing nothing. Now, he's facing a really bad period. He feels all his body in pain. This issue...
    bitswit bitswit
    22-25, F
    Oct 6, 2012

    I feel so ****** helpless my moms really going

    thru it and I can't do **** to help her its just getting worse
    happymess21 happymess21
    26-30, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    Its My Brother

    Well my brother now 27 also has scizophrenia for 8 years now.  Since 1 was 17,  it pretty much dictated alot of my life, as alot of my energy goes into try to manage my emotions to what is happening with him at the time. Im hoping that i can live my own life...
    LifeisGreat LifeisGreat
    Sep 18, 2009

    I Don'T Know If I Can Ever Help Her

    My mother has schizophrenia. She will never, ever admit it, no matter what. She won't go to a psychologist or a psychiatrist because that's for "crazy people" as she says. She was diagnosed but she refuses to see it as I imagine is normal for all people suffering from this...
    RainCl0ud RainCl0ud
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    My Mom Suffers From Schizophrenia

    This story might be kind of long, so thank you for taking the time to read it. And I apologize if I don't have good grammar, I'm in high school and English isn't my strong point. My whole life my mom has always been different than all my friends moms. She's been through a lot...
    Alisonnnrose Alisonnnrose
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2013

    my grandma and mom both suffer from delusions

    and have a horrible habit of calling the cops and telling them about neighbors trespassing or wanting to rape and kill us.. it breaks my heart to see my mom get hospitalized against her will and as for my grandma I wish she would stop drinking its the only thing that helps her...
    happymess21 happymess21
    26-30, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    Okay, Not a Parent...

    But my grandma.  She was diagnosed as schizophrenic bipolar when I was about two.  A few years ago, though, she decided to stop taking her meds.  It was strange, scary even, to watch someone who was always so loving, so caring, so...Perfect, become the person she...
    moonlit1 moonlit1
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 26, 2009

    Patience Is A Hidden Virtue

    My mother has Schizophrenia, and has had it my entire life. When I was younger, I was able to look at the disease as something of a quirk to her personality. It was never something that directly impacted my life in any way. As I have grown older and become more sensitive to...
    mjb716 mjb716
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2012


    My real father has schizophrenia, like terribly bad. He has other mental disorders, and my mom has OCD, Bipolar and depression.  I am medicated for depression, but I honestly think that's not enough. I see a therapist..but I am still not used to talking to her. I have...
    MaggotGirl666 MaggotGirl666
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2010

    Am I normal? This question constantly lingers

    in my mind. My mom was diagnosed with paranoia schizophrenia when i was a baby and I am now 26 y/o. I was told by my family that my mom got 'abnormal' after her divorce with my dad. No one ever try to explain or understand what's wrong with my mom. My childhood wasn't a happy...
    merrydewar merrydewar
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2016
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