Last night I was watching this movie “Call me crazy”. It was about Schizophrenia, Bi polar, Post traumatic stress. I have spoken very openly in my blog about my mom who had Schizophrenia. When she was diagnosed I found myself researching and learning as much as I could about it as to better understand and be there for her.
Watching this movie was just a short insight on what people deal with that are affected by these disorders and the impact it also has on the family. We as a society tend to judge others based on a mental illness and call them crazy and it really shows how naive and immature people can be.
Each day someone is battling some struggle in there own lives yet it seems easier to point out and place judgement upon others then realizing we don’t have the right to judge someone else if our own closet is filled with junk.
Dealing with Schizophrenia and many other disorders can be daily battle for those affected. But to have to battle the world that is so quick to call them crazy instead of educating themselves and realizing the illness doesn’t define who they are is a battle they don’t and shouldn’t have to fight.
My mom struggled and it affected our family very much. I wont paint a pretty picture when it was hard. But she raised her head and seeked the help she needed in order to live in peace.
Being raised in a mixed family and having a mother with Schizophrenia it showed me early on how cruel and judgmental people can be. I don’t care about the color of someone’s skin and I don’t care what illness someone has. What we should care about is who they are as a person and educate ourselves to better understand. When someone is diagnosed with Cancer or some other life threatening illness do you push them away? No we pull them in and try to comfort them and care for them and pray for them. Why wouldn’t we do the same if they struggle with a mental illness?
My mother past from Cancer but the legacy she left behind was to love one another. To be compassionate, understanding. She found Christ long before she passed and I believe our Lord and Savior lifted her up and gave her the strength she needed to conquer the battle of Schizophrenia. The Cancer spread quick but she is in peace now and healed standing in the kingdom of Heaven.
I encourage you all to take the time to watch the movie and give me your feedback on your thoughts.