I hope that you enjoy your
visit to my homepage.
My intentions are to have a site for people like my self
that are looking for knowledge, insight, support, or just
plain, comfort, on dealing with mental illness in the
family. My oldest child, my only son, was diagnosed
with schizophrenia, May of 95, when he was only 17.
I knew nothing about Schizophrenia -
I knew nothing about mental illnesses except
that it would change the course of my
and my family's life.
So began my search for knowledge.
was I suppose to find it? It was hard to find up
to date information. I bought all of the books I could
find on the subject, until I couldn't afford it anymore.
Then I discovered the wealth of knowledge
on the internet and wanted to pass it on to
others in the same situation.I hope that I have been
helpful in pointing you in the direction of what
you are looking for.
I have also included
a section on Depression
as I have suffered from Chronic Major
Depression for almost all of my life, only didn't
realize it until after I become involved with the
mental health system with my son.
There is also a section on
things that have
helped me keep my sanity in this world in which
we live. I don't know what I would have done
without crafts to keep me going on the long nights of
sitting up with my son, or my periods of insomnia
from the depression. I found that if I could keep
my hands busy, and follow my "gameplan" when I
first start feeling depressed that I could deal
with everything that was going wrong in my life.
And for the times that the depression
gets the best of me, I rely on humor to keep
well, almost sane!
Balm for my Soul
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