Almost Awakened

Almost Awakened: 060: Schizophrenia And How Hard Life Can Be

Today Bill discusses Mental Illness and specifically Schizophrenia. Bill uses as the back drop his uncle, who was the first case of mental illness he had ever encountered, a close person who Bill was responsible to help who had some showing of such disturbances, and a recent movie, “Words on Bathroom Walls”, he watched that deeply and honestly displayed the difficulties of Schizophrenia and mental disorder and challenges. Bill ends the discussion asking us all to sit with the challenge of such lives of those who live out these nightmares and those responsible for caring for them.

RESOURCES:

https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/what-its-like-to-have-schizophrenia#1

https://www.verywellmind.com/the-internal-experience-of-schizophrenia-2953095

https://www.jnj.com/personal-stories/i-have-schizophrenia-what-its-really-like-living-with-the-mental-illness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-H7iJMo4fc

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/not-the-whole-person/201710/what-its-really-live-schizophrenia

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-disorders/schizophrenia-signs-and-symptoms.htm

https://www.bridgestorecovery.com/blog/what-its-like-to-live-with-schizophrenia-separating-myths-from-facts/

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One thought on “Almost Awakened: 060: Schizophrenia And How Hard Life Can Be

  1. Awesome episode, and 100% true.
    My own daughter suffers or experiences extreme depression. It’s very frustrating for all of us. Psychiatrists can’t find a medication that helps and therapy costs are way too much and the advice is way too basic.

    It’s tough, and I don’t know how to help, sometimes there are mental barriers that impede any help to make it through. The church can’t help, caring leaders, thought leaders don’t seem to have space in her mind to be willing to accept help. Not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is super scary.

    Mental illness is a very dark space, but the only way anyone can make it through is to believe that there is light, hope, and even salvation if not in this lifetime in the next one to come. Not everything gloom and doom, but sometimes it feels that way.

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