Hello everyone. So, I’m a daughter of a man who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. I’m 18 and I learned about my father condition when I was 16. Actually, I think my father show a lot of symptoms since I was little but I couldn’t understand much back then. When I was 16 I learned that my father is diagnosed with schizophrenia long time before he got married with my mom, and he’s been taking med since then.
I’m trying to understand his condition and provide him the best circumtances also remind him to take his med in the best way. I even take psychology as my major in college, in order to understand more about my father (i’m in year 2 now). But, it’s not that easy. I’m trying hard, but there’s a moment when I feel helpless and so does my mother and little sister. We all trying hard to make my father in his best condition, but we can’t control everything on what happened outside the house. And since he is a father, when things goes wrong, everythings goes wrongs. He can’t go to work so he doesn’t get money, and sometimes he abused us too.
Sometimes, there’s a moment when I hate my father so much that I blame him for everything that happened. As a daughter it’s so hard to accept this even though I’m trying hard too. I don’t want to hate him or blame him. It’s a wrong thing I know it. So, how do you guys finally cope with a family who diagnosed with schizophrenia? Maybe your story could help me cope too. Thank you :’)