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    Online Support for People Who Care About Someone with a Mental Illness

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by Dauther199
19 Mar 2016
Forum: Adult Children of Persons with a Mental Illness Support (visible)
Topic: need help in managing stress
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: need help in managing stress

Thank you for the reply Sophia, I think I understand and I try to limit the stressful situations. I get frustrated because I asume it is mostly anticipating the event that worries her, but she tries to put the focus on other stuff and make it my fault. That I did not think of how my brother would fe...
by Dauther199
18 Mar 2016
Forum: Adult Children of Persons with a Mental Illness Support (visible)
Topic: need help in managing stress
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

need help in managing stress

Hello, I have not written for a while. In short two years ago my mom became very ill, I managed to take a to a doctor and over all she is doing kind of ok now. He prescribed her medicines for scizofrenia, although she is not officially diagnosed. They help her to be kind of organized and to function...
by Dauther199
31 Oct 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

thank you for the link, I watched it twice. By reasoning I meant that she remembers some of her actions when she was in really bad shape and she tries to find some "reasonable" explanations for them. I am not sure if she still has delusions to be honest, but yesterday she asked me about a ...
by Dauther199
30 Oct 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

Hello, I have not written in a while. Although I dont feel proud about it I went to the doctor and he gave me a medicine which I can put in my moms drink and food - rispolept. I tried to convince her to try meds by she would not and it was getting very difficult for me and my dad to go to work, and ...
by Dauther199
23 Sep 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

Hi, I wanted to share and get some advise on something specific about my mum. I will discuss it also with a doctor tomorrow, but would appreciate others opinions, because many of you here have way longer experience than be. As can be seen above i took my mum to a doctor, but she would not take meds....
by Dauther199
08 Sep 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

First Sophia thank you for the reply and for all the support. I also appologize because I saw a spelling mistake but after your post, everywhere I meant threat with hospital rather than treat in hospital. I know that hospitalization may be necessary but I have not considered and researched that opti...
by Dauther199
08 Sep 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

I took my mom to the doctor today. Not entirelly voluntarily. She keeps saying wait to everithing, including basic stuff as me doing laundry. I have just one more day off work , so i told her that if she does not come i will arrange a house call. She started pleading me not to, saying she will not u...
by Dauther199
04 Sep 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

I feel completely helpless. I am sure that many people share similar experience but I just dont get it. I am trying to take my mum to a doctor, but she would not get dressed, stays in her pijamas and all she sais is wait let me think a little. She does not even sais that she does not need a doctor, ...
by Dauther199
31 Aug 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

I havent been able to take my mom to a doctor yet. Today is my first day off work, My father was supposed to return to work because he had taken few days last week. She just would not let him go to work, he called for one more day. She always seems agitated when someone is leaving the house but this...
by Dauther199
19 Aug 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

Hello Sophia, I understand your proposal and will definitely try. The person she is probable most attached to is my brother, unfortunately he lives away. However he is on board that she needs help and is also trying to convince her to get checked. I am amazed how she cannot make the simplest choices...
by Dauther199
18 Aug 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

Re: New to the problem

Thanks for the quick response Sophia, I live in Bulgaria, far from Canada but I was looking for some support online and here I am. I also question hiding the pills both because it may make it worse if she finds out but it also feels dishonest and mean. I live with my parents, it may seem weak charac...
by Dauther199
18 Aug 2014
Forum: Family and Friends of a Person with a Mental Illness (private)
Topic: New to the problem
Replies: 18
Views: 131

New to the problem

hello, For me the issue with mental illness is new. My mother has been miserable all her life, very anxious, always worried, depressed. Terribly scared that my brother and I may bring children "to suffer in this world". Last week she visited my dad's mom for few days. They dont stand each ...

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