26-04-2018 03:57 PM
We are very lucky to be joined by Sandy Jeffs for this Topic Tuesday. Sandy is an author and mental health advocate who lives with schizophrenia. We are lucky enough to have Sandy as a member of SANE's Peer Ambassador program.
For this Topic Tuesday Sandy will be sharing her own experiences to provide us with an insight into what it's like to live with schizophrenia.
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22-05-2018 07:00 PM
For tonights Topic Tuesday we have special guest @Sandy1 with us who will be sharing her own experiences to provide us with an insight into what it's like to live with schizophrenia.
We are very lucky to have her with us tonight for this discussion, so without further ado I will pass over to @Sandy1 to start things off
22-05-2018 07:03 PM
22-05-2018 07:08 PM
Thanks @Sandy1 for sharing, it's interesting to hear your experiences with delusions. What has everyone's experience with their loved ones and managing their delusions been like?
22-05-2018 07:10 PM
Thank you @Sandy1 for your insightful and upfront look into schizophrenia as you experience it daily.
Until I had my first manic episode (and was as a result changed to schizoaffective disorder), I too was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I'm following along tonight with much interest with my wife, as I'm sure a lot of what you say is still relevant (and it certainly rings true so far with regards to delusionary thinking and voice hearing) to my particular life.
22-05-2018 07:10 PM
Hi @Shaz51! Good to have you here
22-05-2018 07:11 PM
22-05-2018 07:12 PM
I haven't previously had any experience with delusions or hallucinations myself, but have had a few friends over the years who have experienced this. One of my friends was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and it was quite complex at times to help him when he would not trust you.
22-05-2018 07:13 PM
@Sandy1 Hi Sandy1 what you say is so right about delusions. I have a son with schizophrenia and I cannot shake (nor do I try after a bitter episode) his delusions. Thanks you for coming tonight.
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