- Apr 10, 2015
My father suffers from Bipolar Disorder I w/ mania and some features of Schizophrenia. He endured and very traumatic childhood, a year before I was born he almost lost his mother and father in a collision. He almost ended his own life and since then has suffered the downward effects of this mental illness since his very first breakdown. there were times when dad would find the right medicines and would be okay for a while but 5 years ago right before him and my mother divorced he stopped taking his psychotic meds and we have not been able to get him straight since then. Our entire family is suffering I am only 23 dad is 51 he is currently in a home, I do not wish him to be there but we have children in the family and fear for their safety ultimately I want dad to be able to eventually come home and live a normal life.. am I dreaming and wishing upon a star that just is not there? can dad overcome and beat these demons or will my father continue to spiral downhill. My family and I feel like the doctors have just sent him from one to another like they have no compassion for dad or their patients I mean cmon they put him in a home after only 1 week of treatment in a mental facility. What can I do where do I turn please someone help me.