I am so sorry you daughter got the diagnosis My best advise to you is to contact your local Nami group and get into the family to family class. it explains a lot and helps you to get resources. How old is your daughter?
There is a lot of hope most people are well treated on medication. Apply for SI and SSI. And take care of yourself. This isn’t the end of the world. My son did very well for a long time.
Hearing the diagnosis can be very difficult. I almost feel as though a grieving process takes place, and returns periodically, for the person you used to know. I have taken the NAMI twelve week course…twice. The class is a great resource, but most importantly, you will realize that you are not even close to being alone.
Reading these forums can be very helpful. Each situation is different, but having various perspectives can help in the decision-making process.
My son is almost twenty, and has no insight, same as your stepdaughter. Very difficult.
Don’t lose yourself in this. If you are not of a healthy frame of mind, you will not be much help to her. Easier said than done, but it’s true.
The fact that you’re here speaks volumes. Hang in there…