Families with Schizophrenia

Identifying and diagnosing schizophrenia usually doesn’t occur until the person experiences a change in a set routine.  For instance, graduating high school or college.  These are stressors that cause an initial psychotic break.  It may be the first time a family perceives the magnitude of the individual’s mental health issues. Prior to the initial break,…

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The Schizophrenic In The Family

The other day I was at a business conference.   During a break, I found myself listening to a conversation two people at my table were having.  Each had a child with schizophrenia.  Both children had their first psychotic break after 18 years.  Both were struggling with finding the right treatment and support.  Both were agonizing…

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