First of all, I want to welcome my co-blogger and fellow “accidental mental health advocate” Chrisa Hickey. As you may have noticed, it has been awhile since my last post. There have been many circumstances (travels and crises) contributing to my blog-silence, so I’m thrilled to be now sharing this platform with Chrisa. Welcome!
I’m happy to report some more progress for Ben. His life with schizophrenia is inching closer to “normal” – as long as he remains medically stable (yes, for us that means staying on his meds and avoiding alcoholic drinks). I strongly believe that with structure, purpose and community, improvement can build in schizophrenia recovery.
Sure, we have to adjust the timetable (no comparisons with other 31-year-olds please), but the “baseline” can move up.