TALK OUT ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AND ALZHEIMER’S.
Patients and families with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses are joining their counterparts with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other brain illnesses to lobby their governments for more money for treatments and research. Some are beseeching top scientists to push for higher stakes in their research. I know how I prayed for a cure when my son was ill. And again, when my husband had Alzheimer’s disease, but, to no avail.
When people hear the words schizophrenia, bipolar or other mental illnesss, they have been known to withdraw their support even though millions of people all over the world are living with mental illnesses and other brain illnesses. Many are curable so we have to work that much harder to cure those that are not.