First published in The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Spring News Magazine 2014.
Kerry's story Broken brain, broken hearts, shattered dreams, false starts: how to grow up solid when everything is broken.
Our children were born into a disintegrating world
My husband slowly started to become ill soon after we had our first child in 1997. By the time our third child was born in 2002, he was clearly experiencing paranoid beliefs, based on perceived interactions with people. However he wasn’t diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia until 2008, many long and traumatic years later, with his first suicide attempt and subsequent hospitalisation.
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