I’m not saying there isn’t more to do, but a small incident opened my eyes to the fact that we’ve come a long way. I have some older cousins who have kids. My older cousin asked me to spend some time with and maybe talk to his daughter.
I ended up doing a bit of kid sitting last night. 12 year old girl. Has heard of me and met me a few times. Hadn’t seen her in a few years. Cool kid. I have 100% more patience for kids then adults.
She’s been reading all about schizophrenia and she just knows it all. So she started telling me about the meds I should be on, (Thorazine) and some of the treatments I should be in… (shock treatment) and the fact that I don’t fit any of the criteria in her book… from 1957. I started reading this diagnostic from 1957 and I just ended up laughing. I was able to turn her on to some more modern thinking and I was able to see how far we’ve come. It actually cheered me up. Imagine how far we can go in five years from now?
It was a very educational evening for the both of us…