I am the Mother of a son with schizophrenia. I am shell shocked – “war weary” – am suffering from caregiver burnout and am often sad beyond hope because of what individuals and families go through, including what I’ve been through trying to get my son help.
Is it possible for you to ask for stories about positive outcomes of persons living with mental illnesses?
Here is a true story I like to tell about my own son that makes people smile. Sometimes it helps all of us to laugh.
My son, Art, has always loved cars. He went looking at cars at a local dealer’s lot when he was manic. Of course the car salesman came hustling out and said to my son “Hey you like this car? You want to take it for a spin?”