I Have A New Found Respect For People With Schizophrenia!A few years ago I experienced a prolonged drug induced psychosis as a result of a bad reaction to a prescribed medication. I can say that the experience was absolutely the most difficult time in my life. Trying to cope with my own thoughts and perceptions was an enormous daily task. The prolonged nature of the psychosis and not knowing if it would ever stop, was unnerving. The unrelenting stress and strain during this time really aged my body and mind. The experience shattered my self confidence. One of the most disturbing things I experienced was the various reactions of others, when dealing with mental illness.
My hat is off and I stand in humble awe of your strength, courage, tenacity, fortitude, and grace...not to mention your enormous ability to forgive those who do not know the magnitude of your struggle.