God knows mental illness has cost me a lot. I always think of this line from a song “I could cry for the time I wasted, but it would be a waste of time and tears”.
Even so, we’re priviledged compared to third world countries
I often count my blessings. I know how we’re privileged compared to the poor in this world. I also think how much better our lives are than people’s lives were in the past. I think mental health treatment in the public sector was brutal.
It varies country to country, some places are terrible to be born with a mental illness others not so much. But still, stigma and the way we live our lives matter so much on the toll it takes on our lives.
I have to quit smoking.
This is a powerful article on the devastation of sz. I personally will probably die early because of the weight gain caused by the meds I have to take for sz. That’s a major bummer.I guess the solution is more research into early treatment of the diseases.
I just posted on this site about a funeral service I went to for a mentally ill man who died at 61. Also, a homeless person here in town I had befriended, died last winter in the town square. Probably he froze to death. I’m 74 and worried about becoming a stroke victim as I have HBP due perhaps to the AP’s I am taking. I rely on primary care to give me drugs and some talk therapy. I posted this year on Facebook about conditions in the world of mentally ill people-people with schizophrenia.
Thank you Minni for this article.