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We have cared for our son for 20 years during a diagnosed severe mental illness. There has never been a day in that 20 years that we it has not infringed on our daily life and how we wished things could be different.
One of the main problems is his lack of insight and reasoning into his condition.
He has his own secure tenancy and when the Covid lockdown started we were left completely on our own to care for him. Even although my husband is over 70 and I have other health problems.
Because of his vulnerability and his disbelief in the pandemic he was a target for unsavoury people with no protection to visit his flat putting us in danger. It was inevitable he would need to be hospitalised which was horrific and he has been in a psychiatric unit for 5 months. It has now been suggested that they will let him home if we care for him but my husband and I have said we will only do it if we get the vaccine. We have been told we will not get it and it was even suggested by one doctor that we are being selfish to not do it and let him home.
What do others think?
I am a Carer of two adult sons, both of whom suffer with paranoid schizophrenia. For the last 30 years approximately, I have had to cope with a lot of emotions (both theirs and mine) and numerous occasions when they had tried to take their lives.
I'm wondering if any other older age group on here is in the same situation? I also work towards taking away the stigma of having a serious mental health condition. I've been involved with the mental health system for most of these years and have seen it deteriorate, due to so many people now with these conditions. Strangely enough, the Carers can't seem to be reached to offer the support they could potentially get (in my area anyway).
We all hear about Carer's Rights now and every organisation seem to offer groups to support us - but I'm beginning to think it amounts to 'too many cooks in the kitchen'. If anyone needs emotional support, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. kind regards, P
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Hi I don't know if I'm doing this right but this is my third attempt. Here's hoping; I suffer from agoraphobia and panic attacks I have done for over forty years but I have never chatted to anyone else who suffers so the reason for the post is to see if anybody else is the same as me and would like to chat.
Let's hope I've done it right this time fingers crossed
Restrict Depressing TV Adverts - on Change.org. I don't think the sick and the elderly need to be constantly inundated with depressing adverts asking for money.
Please read my petition. If you agree pass it on.
Right now I am trying to reach out but there is nobody to reach out too, I even tried a crisis line and one didn’t answer and the other one ended the conversation, so if a person can’t reach out to a crisis line where do ya go?
Further my earlier post this year (2019) I have moved location to be nearer my son and Grandchildren, I have been put on new medication.
As an introvert person I find it difficult to make friends and liaise with others for counselling and seeking help for depression.
So important is sharing my situation with those who understand it, ideally those who have coped with it before.