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09 Jul 2005

My mother suffers from schizophrenia
i just cant take it any more. my mother suffers from schizophrenia but she doesnt live with us anymore. i miss her so much. Recently when she does come round she has been actin all weird and it has been upsetting me. i mean the only time i get to see my mum is like once a week and when she does come she is ill. it is puttin so much stress on me. i used to self harm but i stopped like 4 months ago. i want to start again though i know i shouldnt but its the only thing i can do. also i found out the other week that everyone i could trust i cant. there is noone for me to talk to now about the things that are upsetting me. What shall i do?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Hello susan,
It can be really hard coping with serious illness like schizophrenia in a loved one. Of course it's more upseting to see her when she's not well, but this is something which she needs to discuss with the doctor treating her, to readjust her medications, to gain better control of the symptoms. DON'T start cutting again, as that cannot possibly benefit you ( check the archives of this forum to read many previous discussions of cutting ).
Can't you, via school, with your family's help, arrange to see a counsellor ? Even approach the doctor treating your mom, to ask if he knows of someone who could give you some support and help you to understand what's going on ?
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