There are a lot of reasons why people disappear for a while.
For some it’s the constant feeling of being followed… tracked and chased.
for me… my negative symptoms… I sometimes don’t have the energy or confidence to reach out to others… it’s hard to trust others when my head circus is telling me how bad everyone is.
There are a lot of reasons. I hope she will get in touch when she can. She might not be able to… when I was floridly psychotic I was too far out there to keep friendships.
It took a while to get back in touch with people when I started getting back on track.
In fact… I got back in touch with one friend just recently… I lost touch when I was 17… reestablished contact two years ago at 28.
I know it does… but when I’m slipping… when I’m in a negative swing… there’s not much I can do about it.
http://schizophrenia.com/ami/index.html# - over view of the illness
http://schizophrenia.com/ami/index.html# - symptoms both negative and positive.