My mom has a bad history with schizophrenia and has had at least 3 breakdowns (what I know of, because she doesn’t talk about it). The most recent one was in the summer of 2013 and it was at a point where she was not trying to function (eat, bathe, etc) and led to her getting both legs amputated due to an infection she got. Longer story short, she was in a rehab place doing well and had been there almost a year when she was told her insurance couldn’t cover it anymore, thus she had to find a home or resort to a shelter. She got an apartment and was seemingly fine until i noticed her drinking a lot. She NEVER drank but at first I figured it was normal- here’s someone who wont be the same again physically and was inside a rehab place for almost a year so yeah Id wanna,party too. However it kept going on until things piled up with rent, utilities, etc and she was broke. She’s having religious delusions which scare me because with her being pretty religious she believes these voices and it worries that she might act,careless,and hurt herself or others. She has said things such as belief that our upstairs neighbors whom we’ve never met are trying to kill us. She believes people such as my aunt (her sis) and others arent really on the,other end of,the phone, that its recorded voices because “they sound different yet say the same thing”. You can be,talking to her and sometimes she’ll listen thoroughly and,answer,questions. Other times she,will just look upwards as if shes,hearn stuff and,will completely block you out
I apologize for this being a long, long paragraph but I feel its better to tell the story than leave crucial things out.