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Why do some families of the mentally ill turn their backs on them?


I have seen many people who are truly, seriously, mentally ill with diagnosis such as Schizophrenia have no one, absolutely no one. Their families have disownded them. Although it is extremely difficult to deal with someone with that type of illness, but I just can't see how parents and siblings can totally walk away from them forever and leave them shut up in a mental institution. Does anyone have any insight on this issue?

 

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    Motherbynature 2 years ago

    I think it's easier to stay when it's your immediate family. The crazy cousin who tried to poison your dog- not so much.


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    demonfort007 17 months ago

    It's self preseveration and being around someone like that and trying to help them, when htey do not want the help can make you feel like you are going crazy. Don't sigh because your healthy children want to stay that way. Support them.

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    demonfort007 17 months ago

    You see that is where I think people are using the wrong terms. It is not turning your back. Caring for someone doens't mean you have to scarfice your own happiness and life. With mentailly ill people that is all you will ever do. It's self presverat