A few years ago I told my family that I was worried gang members would come to the door looking for me. I thought they knew what kind of van I was driving and could come bursting in at any moment. My family believed me and told me not to come around anymore. I’ve been stable for a year now and struggling with the thought. Is it better for them to believe I’m part of this “pretend” gang or is it better for them to know I have schizophrenia? I really don’t want them to know that I have it, but really what choice do I have at this point. So far, I’ve just been avoiding them. Probably, not the best way to handle it.
I think the right thing to do would be to tell them you have schizophrenia.
I had the same delusion but I believed I was an ex-illuminati member.
A good psychiatrist can help end this delusion. It’s not easy though.
I don’t believe it anymore, just hard to talk about it to family…
Could you try writing a letter? Maybe ask your doctor for some tips on what to say?
Oh you gotta come clean. Secrets are no good, they give your old delusions power. It’s time to end that so you can be with your family again.
I was writing a huge thing on Facebook about my schizophrenia and where I’ve been and it accidentally sent. OOPS. Well I guess the cat is out of the bag. I have children, that’s what make it so complicated. Don’t want to be labelled as a bad mother for the rest of my life…umm maybe I should put schizophrenia and parenthood as a topic.