Heartfelt words from one of David’s siblings:

If David’s body were hurting,

people would send him flowers or gifts,

but, becase his mind is hurting,

they throw bricks.

Living with a brother who has a mental illness is like living on a see-saw;  our daughters never knew when there would be a period of calm in the house or a storm. They did what they could to make life easier for their older brother but loneliness was a large part of his existence.

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About Jill

Author of books and articles on support and experiences of living with a mentally ill family member. My aim in blogging is to let others see how a loving family, with a father and husband who is able to give unconditional love, can help the family cope. Many call me the blogging grandma.'

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