Pam - posted on 12/07/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
First off, THANK YOU for creating this circle!! NO one understands, unless they are experiencing it for themselves. Like so many of you, my son was not diagnosed until age 24....which has made him NOT qualify for any resources. Oh, he had food stamps for a while; then got something in the mail which I erroneously let him "handle" himself...and lost everything. I tried to get him to do his disability papers and since his condition has worsened over the years to where he used to work and seems unable to now; he had a lot of stuff to try to remember and couldn't fill out of the paperwork right. I called the # they listed for assistance and left a message, and never heard back, so we just sent it as is....of course we will be denied for disability AGAIN because they expect disabled adults to be able to complete these forms??
My son's dad says "he has it made" as have many others that have come and gone in my life. I point out how they would feel if they sat indoors all day long, feeling "different" and "less than" and scared of the world?? I get so sick of men who think they know it all, and just point their fingers. My present boyfriend seems to understand, but still I get an earful from him as he wonders what is laziness and what is his condition....and of course I wonder the same. So we just continue to constantly question ourselves, with no resources available.
We wonder why our prisons are full and our tax dollars are feeding them, etc. etc. etc...... if this country gave a DAMN about mental health, we would have far less crime!!!! (stepping off my soapbox). I'm spewing, and I know most of you relate. Thank you thank you thank you......xo