I found this article which was reblogged really interesting from the A Little Colour blog by Kenyatta Yamel. It was reblogged from the ‘beyond meds’ by Suzanne Beachy It talks about recovery from Psychotic Disorders. An article which gives hope and well worth reading. Hope I have got this reblogging right as it is the first time I have done it.
Any diagnosis of mental illness results in a complicated and uncertain fate for those it strikes. When you lose a son as a result of such a diagnosis, it ignites a search for answers. Suzanne Beachy has gained a perspective on life as a result of her loss but is still asking, what is the truth?
By Suzanne Beachy
What happened to Jake?
Seven years after being hospitalized in a psych ward, my brilliant, funny, sensitive, artistic, shining star of a son died as a homeless person after being struck by an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara.
Impossible, sickening, and yet it happened.
I can remember when he was a newly minted mental patient, admitted to OSU’s psych ward at age 21. I and some of Jake’s other supporters were consulting with the people in white coats about his prognosis which was, in their estimation, either grim or grimmer. They…
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