My mother's mental illness schizophrenia is getting worse day after day because of our life on footpath where few people often make mockery of her mental health. She is on medication but after every 10-15 days new symptoms are developing. Recently she started believing that my dead sister is still alive and hospital staff have kidnapped and kept her in custody! We are now having sleepless nights watching her and worrying that one day she may land at hospital premises where my sister died and can do a big drama and fight there and can land in jail.
Her psychiatrist told that early care and treatmentis the key to recover from schizophrenia. Her psychiatrist is constantly warning us to give her a better living environment otherwise her condition will become very critical and may be irreversible too. Kindly help me to save my mother's mental health. I have already lost my younger sister.
It's really very hard to handle and manage my schizophrenic mother by living on footpath and other public places so that her behaviour doesn't become a problem for other people.
Our Struggle in Detail
With no money in hand, we then became homeless family and me and my sister couldn't continue our studies. We left Bangalore and moved to Telangana to avoid our family feeling bad because our friends started making mockery of our situation.
In Telangana we were living on footpath and were able to manage our daily needs anyhow. But on 25 august 2019 my younger sister Sanya singh died due to lack of proper medical treatment. We had no money for her funeral and with deep regret, we donated her body to MGM hospital Warangal.
After my sister's death, my mother developed a serious mental disorder "PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA". She has lost all interest in life, often talks to and shouts at someone we don't see, talks and believes nonsense, doubts people around her and is occassionally violent. She also believes that some people who actually died long back are still alive. Just imagine it's how painful to handle and manage her by living on footpath with so many people around us laughing and making mockery!
I'm 20 years old but can't go to work because I always need to stay with her to handle and care her otherwise her abnormal behaviour may become a problem for other people. I'm improving english and learning whatever I can do online using my mobile while staying with her. Her mental wellness is my highest priority at the moment and my next step to build my career will be taken once we move in a rented house.
We came to Kanpur on 20 march 2020 and again we were unlucky. After 2-3 days, 3 months long corona lockdown was imposed and we lost all money and sold almost everything for food and other essentials.
Now my father does a shop-to-shop freelancer marketing type work. But unluckily, last month Corona spread again in Kanpur. Again our earning was affected because most of the top markets in Kanpur went on voluntary lockdown to save them from corona. We had now no option left but to move a nearby city where corona spread is less. Therefore we moved to Agra on 10th April 2021 and we are here now.
Because my mother is now severely mentally ill, it's very difficult and painful to live on footpath and other public places as her behaviour may disturb others. Due to too many covid restrictions police is now not allowing to live on railway stations and other govt premises. My father is a freelancer daily wage earner and now he has no money and nothing else left to take a house on rent and few households and kitchenwares.
Thanks in advance with lots respect to you.
Please keep my mum in your prayers!