My husband has schizophrenia, and hospitalizing him, helping him recover, finding a way back from that caregiver/patient relationship to husband and wife has been extremely difficult. He's been stable for three years, but the worry that it will happen again is always there, on the horizon. I'd love to have the opportunity to talk with someone else who knows where I'm at, since the support not only for mental health patients but their caretakers seems completely unavailable, except by our own psychiatrists. It's such a hard road to walk down alone.

update: My husband is now quite stable, and has been for several years. It is always a challenge, as I suffer from PTSD myself, but with good support, both from mental health specialists as well as from family and friends, we no longer feel so alone.


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