Friday, September 20, 2019

Comments by HenriAlice

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  • So, so sad! My son has been in and out of hospitals in the past, with many medications not helping very much. His diagnosis has varied, but right now, after 25 years, it’s schizo-affective disorder (or schizophrenia with other stuff). Clozapine was the “miracle drug” for him and he lives here at home, but has a girlfriend and if you were to talk to him you would not even know of his severe mental illness. Upon release from one of the psych units at a local hospital the doctor suggested a state-run facility about 50 miles away … my response “over my dead body!” Well . . . it has been quite a journey, but he has been doing well for a number of years. I’m in the process of writing a book about what we’ve learned. My faith and prayers have given me much comfort and hope, and I will be praying that Reid will be able to get out very soon. We live in the south, so going to Washington seems out of the question … but I’m heart-broken by your situation, and would like to put my arms around you and Reid and say “I care, and understand some of what you’re going through.” Our health-care system for the mentally ill is just a mess!!! Many blessings to you.