My son was diagnosed with sz and bpd at 19 yrs. That was a difficult for us both! Then, several months ago the dr made me sign a now "mandated " form stating that he has sz and could possibly be a harm to himself or others. It also stated I would not allow him to be around any kind of gun and that they could not be held responsible for his actions. Also, that he would not ever be able to completely recover and will need constant supervision.
I know this form is just to protect the clinic, but as I signed the form, the weight of all the stigma attached to people with mental illnesses and the fact my son fits into that category weighed heavy on my heart and all I could do is make it to my car and cry!!