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What to Do when Your Child has Schizophrenia and Doesn't Know She's Sick

Posted May 10 2013 12:00am
I wrote an article for the Florida Peer Support Coalition newsletter. It's here . The newsletter's issue was focused on "change" so I wrote about decluttering and organizing. I have a theory that many people with serious mental illnesses are very messy in the way they live. I'm pretty sure with Schizoaffective Disorder or Schizophrenia it is related to the negative symptoms of psychosis.

I've been doing pretty well with this issue since my good friend started cleaning for me. She charges me a lower amount than she charges for other people she cleans for. I trust her enough to let her see my mess, and she is nice enough to not run away from it screaming.

It's a pretty good arrangement, so messiness in my apartment is not really a big problem now much of the time.

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