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We need to develop some sort of 'black humour' to keep sane. Here is one carer's journal entry re 'black humour' re her daughter  who lives with schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder .......

"This evening I poured myself a glass of white wine while I was preparing dinner. Heather  stormed into the kitchen, ranting and raving about the evils of alcohol and the wrath of God.
I reminded her that Jesus Himself possessed the gift of turning water into wine so if it was good enough for him it was good enough for me. She eventually agreed and poured herself a large coffee mug of wine and I was sorry I ever brought the subject up.
All day we argued about her application to join the BIG BROTHER household . She insisted that a holiday on the Gold Coast would do her the world of good. I pointed out that she might be a bit of a challenge to the other housemates, especially when she went through her routine of touching the door knob of the communal  bathroom 220 times before entering an leaving. She castigated me for being negative and made the phone call anyway."




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