If you can survive …


 

As a parent of a son who suffered from schizophrenia …I had high hopes, so when my son was diagnosed with a mental illness, it wasn’t easy to come to terms with the impact of the diagnosis. I suffered as I watched his suffering. My husband suffered, and so did our other children.

 I think back to the many prescriptions I have had filled for my son, only to have his psychiatrist tell me not long after, that they were not working

 I had to learn to keep my head when those around me were losing theirs and blaming me. People fear what they don’t understand and many do not know much about mental illness.

To all the parents out there who have a child suffering from a mental illness, Rudyard Kipling offers the following inspiration at the end of his poem

                      IF

If you can survive all this adversity

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.

 

 

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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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