Haunting Memories Print
Written by Tricia   
I want to say "wow"! This is a wonderful site and makes me feel like I am not so alone. I live in the United States and have been dealing with a parent that has schizophrenia since I was born. Luckily, I don't remember the stories that I am told of what it was like when I was just a baby, but unfortunately I do have the haunting memories of the past as I was growing up. My mother's illness has escalated and for the past 12 months her paranoia has gotten extremely bad. She has been hospitalized twice in that time period. Even though I am 27 now, it just does not seem to get any easier to deal with. The hurtful things she says and does is heart wrenching. She has been on a number of medications and for a long time one was working really well. I don't understand why the medication has seemed to have stopped working now, but hopefully soon we will find one that will work again.
I just want to say to anybody dealing with this illness that as much as it hurts to see a parent or loved one go through this; and as much as you might want to "run away" from it but can't bring yourself to leave... You are a strong and wonderful person and that loved one is blessed to have you in their life.

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