How I Overcame Schizophrenia :)Hi
I was looking on the internet looking for somewhere to post my life story of how I beat Schizophrenia. And I found this site I want
to help people with Schizophrenia who aren't as well as me and to help them see that it can be beaten.
I got Schizophrenia at age 14 my name is Jen, I was at school studying 10 GCSE's and expected to get A's in all of them. I was bright.
But at age 14 I had to leave cause I started hearing voices and hallucinating, this was 9 years ago, I'm 23 now. I was 15 when I was diagnosed
with Schizophrenia. and I never managed to take my GCSE's cause I was so ill.
But then I met a wonderful Occupational therapist/cpn who helped me immensely. I was unable to socialize I was completely out of touch with reality
until she came along and I joined an art course when I was 16 and did an English GCSE when I was 17 and got a B grade.
I am on the right medication for me now i'm 23 and at 22 I was actually discharged from the Mental Health service. I have loads of friends and go out almost every weekend, I'm bubbly, friendly and chatty and feel myself again.
I have a boyfriend who I have been with 6 months, I have a part time job and I'm currently getting a children's book published.
I think that getting on the right medication is important but what is more important is belief in yourself, everyone is special and capable of anything. If
I can do it from getting Schizophrenia at age 14 then anyone can beat this, I think communication is key and keeping busy and most important of all
love others and keep going. Even if it takes you years to get better.
I wish you all the best and I hope this has been at all interesting or inspirational to you