Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Anderson Cooper tries a schizophrenia simulator"

I have friend in Kenosha who is schizophrenic. Not only does she hear voices, but she gets visual hallucinations, too. I can't imagine what it's like to live with that 24 hours a day.


Toad said...

Geez, I am terribly happy to not have this problem. I can't imagine the frustration of It all. I honestly believe I would scream and cry?

OrbsCorbs said...

I was with my schizophrenic friend in a restaurant once. We were sitting in a booth and a guy was washing the windows from the outside. My friend said to me, "Please understand. Is there a guy washing the window or am I hallucinating again?" She can't watch TV or movies because she gets so involved, she thinks it's real. She also occasionally wears white noise headphones to counter the voices in her head.

Btw, I met her in a creative writing class. She's a great writer, but so terribly afflicted.

Lika's Laments said...

While I am fortunate not to be afflicted with this disorder, it seems as if many of our creatively famous people in history was, truly, mentally ill. For some reason, the fact that there are other things going on in their brains, that makes it easier to be creatively brilliant. I believe that she truly is a great writer.