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Everyday Heroes : The story of Raymond Anthony Fernando and Doris with schizophrenia

Posted Aug 11 2012 12:28am
Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by!

I just saw this encouraging story of a man's love and support to his wife who has schizophrenia

Everyday Heroes : Raymond Anthony Fernando The story of Raymond and Doris

Recently, Channel 5 of Singapore TV shows the touching story of a man's journey and love for his wife who suffers from schizophrenia. Raymond is married to Doris and cared for her for 37 years through her struggles with Schizophrenia.

Like Bipolar Disorder , Schizophrenia is another mental illness that is a real medical condition which can be treated.

Everyday Heroes : Raymond and Doris

Raymond and Doris tells their story

Raymond and Doris met through being penpals and they got married. He told her "if schizophrenia is part of your life, then it will be part of mine too."
Raymond took care of Doris. He does all the household works and prepare medicine for her. Doris shared that she could manage schizophrenia with Raymond's help.
Raymond became an advocate for mental illness. He is a volunteer at Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Singapore, educating others about mental illness and how caregivers can take care of their loved ones who has a mental illness.
Raymond and Doris has a website : Ray of Hope -
Raymond and Doris - in sickness and in health, till death do we part....

Watch this video :

Hope this touching story will be an encouragement to all care-givers and their loved ones with mental illness. Family and friends' support is extremely important in the recovery of a person with a mental illness.

Schizophrenia in Mandarin 精神分裂症 jing1 shen2 fen1 lie4 zheng4 
Not too long ago Singapore Channel U also screened a show called Secret Garden "U 頻道 秘密花園"

Schizophrenia 国语 : 精神分裂症
Schizophrenia in Mandarin called 精神分裂症 jing1 shen2 fen1 lie4 zheng4
Schizophrenia in Chinese called 精神分裂症 jing1 shen2 fen1 lie4 zheng4

Schizophrenia - 精神分裂症 - Insights and Info into Mental Issues 

Another video is available here : Schizophrenia in Mandarin 精神分裂症

The desire to help people with mental illness and their caregivers is what inspired me to start this blog and share my story of my life with bipolar disorder . May this blog be a blessing to all readers too.

Warm regards,
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