My 35 year old daughter has schizoaffective bipolar disorder and has been experiencing symptoms for about 5 years now. Since September of this year, she has been in the hospital 5 times (all self-committed). This last time they kept her almost 2 weeks…which is rare from my experience. Some of the facilities were helpful…some not so much. This last place though…they paid real interest. They completely changed all of her meds…and found her a group home (she has been living with me).
She has been in the new home about 10 days now. The place is not perfect…but she feels peaceful for the first time in a very long time. I am not naive enough to think that things will be “all better now”. But…at least it is a glimmer of hope that things can and do change.