I knew ONE person who had Schizophrenia. The elderly priest with whom I was staying said so. But I could No Appreciable difference between that man’s behaviour and mine. Nor was he different from a hundred others.
YEARS ago, (end of 1987) I had needed Expert and Instensive Counselling. My psychiatrist never told me that it was Depression. Anyway, I used to Cry and Weep, at what many would say the Drop of a hat. This was at the age of about 40! After my Ordination!
On the one hand I think the West is applying Medical labels too often, and too easily. And too many drugs are prescribed and used there. What a Difference from India! Here, They/We Accept many things, and take them in our Stride.
Am GLAD, Alaina, that You came out of this, and Witness to the fact that Others can too. Thanks for the Sharing.
Glad to know that Hannah Green herself came out of it, and wrote that Grand book. All Kudos.
Disagree with Alaina’s Mom that ‘schizophrenia has no known cause.’ With All Respect to Alaina’s Mom, Any companion who is Constantly Angry can cause/Or Hinder the Healing of… Severe Mental Illness, if not Schizophrenia.