Is your helping necessary? There are times when “helping” prevents your child from taking responsibility and growing into what he/she “should” be doing. There are also times when “helping” is truly necessary. You have to weigh the positive against the negative benefits of stepping in. You also have to take into consideration what your child truly cannot do for himself/herself due to the mental illness. This is an important determination and needs to take all aspects into consideration and may require you to accept less than perfect behavior and/or do more than you would if your child were mentally healthy.
Do one thing at a time. Much has been made of the ability to multi-task, and most of us do it. However, you’ll be much more satisfied if you start one task and focus on that one task until it’s completed. You can give everything in your life the attention it deserves.
The year was 2006 and in a South Toledo nursing home, Norbert Konwin died. He was 77. This happened 10 days after he was beaten with the towel bar from the bathroom. The accused, Sharon John Hawkins was not competent to be tried in a court of law.
Then he began to forget people, which seemed strange. Once more, I shrugged this behavior off thinking he was overstressed at work. Then one day when he walked past me when i was standing in a local store, and he walked right past me without seeming to realize it was me standing there. The blank look on his face was one I had seen all too often recently. That hurt so deeply, after all we had been married almost fifteen years at this point.
A great self help tip is to get in touch with people that are going through the same thing as you. You can also go to a support group. Getting in touch with people that are going through the same things, can help you because you won’t feel so alone.
And what if you discover that you yourself have or some of you known to has a brain disorder? One such common brain disorder is depression and crazy. This disease not only effects our emotions and decisions on daily errands, in extreme cases it can lead to suicides as well.
When I had my episodes I did not know what was real. I saw many people when I was walking around a mall and I thought they were my friends with different faces. I thought that I always talk to the same people, but that their appearance just changes.