If you’re 22 or under you get your parents’ Social Security, but most people (women) with Sz aren’t diagnosed until later in life. I want to get the same benefits as others. I only want what is fair and right.
This is why more of are in prison/on the streets. We just don’t get the same amount of care that other disabled people get.
This is why I have to go back to school. I don’t make enough from SS. I had a brain tumor removed in September and my mom won’t get a real job. She has her sexual harasser boyfriend over almost every weekend. He masturbates loudly within earshot at my house, so I have to stay at Dad’s on the couch. I pay half the bills, but I get thrown out like a dog!
My therapist holds his junk all through our conversations, so I had to stop therapy. Oh God, to be a woman with Schizophrenia! How liberating! How fine!
My aunt called me a “troubled child.” I wasn’t a bad kid. I went through hell. My mom was a hussy and still would be without mother nature. My brother doesn’t care. He has a wife and kids now.
I can sit here and rot. That’s what I get to do rot. And there’s no intellectual way out of this. No sir! Just die @metime! Die!
You could find a group home kind of setting…or we have ecolodging here single room with a kitchen and bathroom small living room…rent and utilities is together…or maybe find a place to rent with a roomate.
It may not be ideal but it sounds like hell where your at. There comes a time when you have to put your mental stability and overall well being front and center. If its driving you more insane its probably time to walk away… you dont have to be treated that way or deal with that kinda crap…
There are lots of scizophrenics in prison. They’re in the psych ward area of the prison which is EXTREMELY dangerous, and no one wants to end up there. It’s the area for the criminally insane. @anon35453467.
I think it would be great to get more of us working and off benefits. Would leave more for those that are truly disabled. And working is healing for those that can take that leap and are not overwhelmed and instead find healing. Would take some good companies to help us Take that leap.
Ending up homeless is a big concern of mine, even though we’re lucky enough to have a family home, I believe it’s still distinct possibility. Or I could get kicked off ss because of Trump/Republican agenda getting it’s way, and then I’ll have no way of paying meds. I’ve thought about trade school or something similar, but I have some serious anxiety being around people to make that workable.
I really think the government should reopen asylums for the mentally ill but make staying there voluntary. I think it would be better than group homes or prison or homelessness. It would probably cost less money than SSI currently because the housing would consist of shared spaces with just a bed per person and meals. It would also be more fair to the families of people with sz so that they would get help taking care of their loved ones.
I’m sorry, I should’ve said not all, but it’s often a conservative position to want to take away social programs similar to that. And many republicans don’t view mental illness as a true disability. Maybe I’m misreading the situation.